R. M. Kinder

A Common Person and Other Stories
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“Even in the darker stories, Rose Marie Kinder’s trademark strengths can be found in abundance: narratives that unfold with ease and end at exactly the right moment, spot-on dialogue, a keen eye for the emotional landscape and generosity of heart. Like all fine story writers―from Mansfield to Munro―Kinder knows, from the writer’s perspective, there is no such thing as an unremarkable life.”   ―   Catherine Browder, author of Now We Can All Go Home

“These clear-eyed, daring, delicate, and deeply organic stories hum with animal vitality: dogs and snakes, gunplay and witchcraft, music and tornadoes. Rose Marie Kinder has a fearless heart; she approaches the human condition without preconceptions, and the result is a collection of startling wisdom and piercing beauty.”  ―   Trudy Lewis, author of The Empire Rolls

"'A Common Person and Other Stories,' a collection of short stories by R. M. Kinder, has been selected by the University of Notre Dame's Creative Writing Program as the thirteenth winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize for short fiction. The prize-winning volume will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in Spring 2021. Judge Valerie Sayers, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English, calls the collection a "knock-out" that 'honors ordinary lives as it gracefully accretes striking images and motifs for tension and impact.'"―  ​https://english.nd.edu/news/r-m-kinder-wins-sullivan-prize/​

A Common Person and Other Stories was awarded the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, English Department, University of Notre Dame. The collection will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2021.

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