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What to Read When You’re a PEN Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize Winner

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The PEN 2018 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!

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Excavating Pain

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Fittingly ending the memoir with a scene at the La Brea Tar Pits, which trapped and fossilized the unfortunate prehistoric creatures who wandered into them, Ortiz speaks of her personal excavation as a perpetual journey, a necessary exploration of a hidden story. While personal, her memoir is also universal in its undertaking of that discovery […]

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