Tag: american stories

  • Short Story Award: Frank O’Connor Prize

    Recently, I given the good news that my short-story collection–When You Find Us We Will Be Gone–was recently longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize. This is the first–and probably only time–I will share a list with Margaret Atwood. Top prize is 25,000 Euros! You can see the list here.

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    I’m happy to report there’s a new review of my debut collection of short stories–When You Find Us We Will Be Gone–over at Atticus Review. The (ominous!) title of the review is “UNCOMFORTABLE AND UNHINGED PEOPLE” and here’s a snippet: “…the uneasiness Linforth is able to create in us as readers. What is great about this…

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  • Book Reviews

    It has a few months since I last posted. But in that time my debut collection of short stories–When You Find Us We Will Be Gone–has garnered a few more reviews. I’ve been very happy with the nice things reviewers have been saying so far. Over at Foreword Reviews, they note: “The sting of Christopher…

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  • Excerpt of Short-Story Collection

    Over at Daily Dose of Lit, they have excerpted a section of one of my short stories. “The Lake” was originally published in Gargoyle and then slightly revised for When You Find Us We Will Be Gone. I hope you check it out and let me know what you think! Here’s an excerpt of an…

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  • Book Reviewed

    In this era of declining book review pages, getting your book reviewed can be pretty tough. So I feel lucky that my debut collection of short stories was recently reviewed in The Roanoke Times. The reviewer said some kind things about When You Find Us We Will Be Gone. My favorites being: “Each of the 12 stories…

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  • Short-Story Collection Available to Purchase

    My debut collection of short stories–When You Find Us We Will Be Gone–is now available to purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It also available to pre-order in the UK through the UK Amazon site.

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  • A Sky Green and Fields Blue

    I have a new story out at Hawaii Pacific Review. Here’s the opening: A Sky Green and Fields Blue At the doorway to the barracks, Shoshana saw snow fall into the darkness. Now and then the searchlights scanning the camp illuminated the flurry of white, reminding her of the soap flakes her mother used to…

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  • Story in Whiskey Island

    One of my stories–a playful reworking of the contributor note form found in literary journals–has been published in the new issue of Whiskey Island. The issue (No. 62) is available to purchase here. The journal also features the fantastic work of work of Alissa Nutting, Nate Pritts, Russ Woods, and many others. Here’s a sample:…

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  • New Story

    I have a new story, “The Cowboys of Fukushima,” out this week in a newish online magazine–Swarm. Here’s an excerpt: We were told the cows had gone feral, that in the days after the accident they had broken free of the pen and disappeared into the surrounding hills. Government officials were spooked by the rumors…

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  • New Story Published

    Today sees publication of one my recent stories, “Take It From Me, Kid, I’m a Clown.” Published by Lunch Ticket (Antioch’s MFA literary magazine), the story is available to read for free on the interwebs. Here’s the opening: “Listen kid, I know it’s your birthday and all, that you only turn ten once, and that…

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