Seattle, with its spectacular natural beauty and rough frontier history, has inspired writers from its earliest days. This anthology spans seven decades and includes fiction, memoirs, histories, and journalism that define the city or use it as a setting, imparting the flavor of the city through a literary prism. Reading Seattle features classics by Horace R. Cayton, Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Mary McCarthy, Murray Morgan, and John Okada as well as more recent works by Sherman Alexie, Lynda Barry, David Guterson, J. A. Jance, Jonathan Raban, and others. It includes cutting-edge work by emerging talents and reintroduces works by important Seattle writers who may have been overlooked in recent years. The writers featured in this volume explore a variety of neighborhoods and districts within the city, delineating urban spaces and painting memorable portraits of characters both historical and fictional.She currently teaches creative writing at Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York. ... Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in magazines and literary journals such as Harpera#39;s, Ms., Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, and The ... She has won several national awards for her writing, including an award in the Worlda#39;s Best Short-Story contest, and she has been a recipient of a grant from anbsp;...
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