Creative Writing Professor to Publish Award-Winning Short Story Collection – Seton Hall University News & Events

December 15, 2021 by No Comments

Cara Blue Adams, associate professor within the College of Arts and Sciences, will soon publish her collection of short stories titled You Never Get It Back on Thursday, December 15. The collection received the 2021 John Simmons Short Fiction Award earlier this year.

Named one of Debutiful’s “9 Debut Books You Should Read This November and December”, The Chicago Review’s “12 Must-Read Books of December” and The Millions’ “Most Anticipated Books of December” the collection follows Kate Bishop, a young woman who moves from her childhood in the countryside of Vermont, through thirteen linked stories as she travels all over the United States in search of a vocation, first as a research scientist and later as a writer.

You Never Get It Back is Adams’ debut publication, although she has previously published over twenty stories in leading magazines such as Granta, The Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction and Narrative, which named her one of their “15 Below 30.”

“My fiction is both a record of the world as I’ve experienced it and of the way it has felt to be alive,” said Adams. She also credits the work of authors Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hayden, Ernest Hemingway and others as the backbone of her writing, noting “My work is an homage to the writers I love the most.”

In the coming weeks, Adams will travel across the Northeast on tour to promote the collection’s release, including a virtual launch event at the Greenlight Bookstore in New York, New York, on Monday, December 13.

For more information on the collection, please visit its listing on the University of Iowa Press website and to view upcoming tour dates, please visit Adams’ website.



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