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Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin died in 2004. Most of her short stories are collected in three volumes published by Black Sparrow.

Letters to August Kleinzahler

Lucia Berlin, 4 August 2005

Lucia Berlin died on 12 November 2004, her 68th birthday. Almost all of her short stories can be found in three volumes published by Black Sparrow Press: ‘Homesick: New and Selected Stories’ (1990), ‘So Long: Stories 1987-92’ (1993) and ‘Where I Live Now: Stories 1993-98’ (1999). The earliest of the stories dates from 1977. She was born in Alaska and raised...

Sex on the Roof

Patricia Lockwood, 6 December 2018

There are writers who know the bus schedule and those who don’t. Lucia Berlin aimed for clarity, directness, but clarity from strange people still sounds strange.

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Put it away, like a good girl

August Kleinzahler, 16 March 2000

Lucia Berlin is a Western writer, by which I do not mean a genre writer of cowboy tales like Zane Grey or the younger Elmore Leonard, but that her stories, with only a few exceptions, are...

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