Eric Puchner

Eric Puchner

Eric Puchner is the author of the collection Music Through the Floor, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and of the novel Model Home, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and Barnes & Noble Discover Award and winner of a California Book Award. He has received a Pushcart Prize, an NEA fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories, Zoetrope, Best American Non-Required Reading, Tin House, and Granta. His personal essays have appeared in GQ, Medium, and elsewhere. A professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, he lives in Baltimore with his wife, novelist Katharine Noel, and their two children.

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The Perfect Novel to Read in 2017

MRS. BRIDGE is one of those books that writers love to pass along to other writers, although there’s nothing difficult or “writerly” about it: it’s funny, even hilarious, and written in fleet, nimble, sparely elegant prose. I forget who urged me to read it first—I remember a classmate in grad school raving about it—but my near-instant infatuation with the book had to do with marijuana.

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