Manuel Gonzales

Monday, March 10, 2014

Manuel Gonzales wins Prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize

Three cheers for Manuel Gonzales, whose short story collection The Miniature Wife just won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction! The Award will be presented this May. Read the full announcement here.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Aimee Bender gives Manuel Gonzales’s “lucid and confident” book, The Miniature Wife, a rave review in The New York Times Book Review

"Lucid and confident...because his prose is never sloppy and his rhythm is impeccable, Gonzales's sentences unfold with an unusual smoothness...these stories showcase an exciting new voice... [they] ring and resound." To read the full review, click here.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Washington Post gives Manuel Gonzales’s “excellent” book, The Miniature Wife, a rave review

“Gonzales has built a peerless fictional universe by populating his stories with zombies, unicorns, werewolves and space warriors, and then giving them the sensibilities of worried middle managers…hilarious and chilling…a superior collection of writing and a signpost of an emerging talent with a strong and distinctive voice.” To read the full review, click here

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Entertainment Weekly praises Manuel Gonzales’s “imaginative debut,” The Miniature Wife and Other Stories

“Is there a term for something that's sad, funny, and strange all at once? Sunge? Frad? Because that would describe this imaginative debut…even the most absurd emotional conflicts feel familiar somehow, which only makes them more moving.” To read the full review, click here.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Roxane Gay raves about Manuel Gonzales’s “captivating” debut, The Miniature Wife, out in January, in The Rumpus

“wildly imaginative, at times surreal, and always captivating… Gonzales creates these bizarre scenarios that are so utterly believable you forget how impossible they actually are. There is an intelligent economy to his prose throughout the collection and I was thrilled by the originality of his ideas and how they were rendered.” To check out the full roundup, click here.

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