A new book by Hugh Sheehy, lecturer-in-writing at Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College and Stern College, has been named a Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction winner. The award is an important proving ground for writers and a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story as a genre.

 

Titled “The Invisibles” (University of Georgia Press, October 2012), Sheehy’s collection of short stories shine a spotlight on the bleak fringes of America. His characters learn that however invisible they may feel and whatever their intentions, their actions incur a cost both to themselves and those around them.

 

The Invisibles

Sheehy received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. His stories have appeared in publications including Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review, and Best American Mystery Stories. This year, he will teach “Writing Short Fiction” and “Myth/Folklore” at YU.

 

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