Contributor News: Rose Marie Kinder’s publication of A Common Person and Other Stories

Arts & Letters Contributor Rose Marie Kinder’s publication through Notre Dame Press of A Common Person and Other Stories, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, has been released!

These sixteen stories capture a cross section of American life, complex, colorful, unsettling, and uplifting. Despite the ever-present threat of violence and the fragmentation of cultures and traditions, real heroism of everyday people is manifest throughout the collection.

“Reading a Rose Marie Kinder’s story is like plunging your face into a clear, cold, spring-fed stream. Everything is changed, refreshed, and revelatory. Her beautiful new collection, A Common Person and Other Stories, is a constant, thrilling reminder of magic and power that reside in the people—and the animals—that surround us every day.” —Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant

Valerie Sayers, editor of The Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, interviewed Rose Marie Kinder here.

Here is a print interview with Rose Marie Kinder.

BOOK EVENTS for 2021

February 24 – 7:00 pm, Richard Sullivan Prize Virtual Reading – University of Notre Dame

March 18 – TBA, Participant – Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, Missouri

March 19 – 7:00 pm, Reading – The Writers Place, Kansas City, Missouri

April 1 – 7-8 pm, Book launch/Reading and Discussion, University of Central Missouri School of English and Philosophy and Pleiades.

April 14 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Reading and Discussion – Rolla Public Library, Missouri

Purchase the book here:

R. M. Kinder is the author of three prizewinning collections of short fiction, including A Near-Perfect Gift, winner of the University of Michigan Press Literary Fiction Award, and Sweet Angel Band, winner of Helicon Nine Editions’s Willa Cather Fiction Prize. She has also published two novels, An Absolute Gentleman and The Universe Playing Strings. Her prose has appeared in Passages NorthOther VoicesNorth American Review, the New York Times, and elsewhere.

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