Nutting in the Norton

by on Oct.26, 2011

Got this amazing piece of news from Ted Pelton of Starcherone Books:

Alissa Nutting’s story “Model’s Assistant,” from her Starcherone Prize-winning collection, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, has just been selected for the next Norton Introduction to Literature anthology, to be released in 2013. What?!! You haven’t read Alissa’s amazing collection, Starcherone’s all-time bestselling book? Well then check it out here: .

I totally agree with the Norton. Sign me up.

3 comments for this entry:
  1. Kent Johnson

    This is good. I was just with Ted Pelton, actually, in Buffalo, where I did some readings last week. Starcherone’s coming out next year with an expanded re-edition of my book *A Question Mark above the Sun,* a cross-genre gathering concerning an authorial mystery involving a famous poem by Frank O’Hara. But Johannes, are you sure Nutting’s book is Starcherone’s “best-seller”: that would probably be Joshua Cohen’s A Heaven of Others, no? Now that Ted’s brave press is associated with Dzanc Books, there is likely to be lots of deserved attention of this kind coming Starcherone’s way.

  2. Johannes

    I’m just quoting Ted’s email. I think Nutting’s book is their bestseller.

    Of course I also recommend my Starcherone novel, Dear Ra.


  3. Kent Johnson

    Oh, I see. That’s TED’s comment! Duh.

    By the way, this novel by Zachary Mason, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, which is getting all sorts of attention in NYT, Slate, WSJ, etc, isn’t listed at the Starcherone site now, but it was originally published by Ted, bought and reissued by FSG.