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The Algonkian Author List
Short fiction and Novel-Length Fiction

The "Craft-in-Progress I" Novel Workshop author list currently includes:

  • Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time (Mark Haddon)
  • Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
  • First Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  • The Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
  • The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
  • The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
  • Burden of Proof (Scott Turow)
  • The Shipping News (E. Annie Proulx)
  • Claudius The God (Robert Graves)
  • Evensong (Gail Godwin)
  • The Illustrated Man (Ray Bradbury)
  • Lucky You (Carl Hiassen)
  • Wise Blood (Flannery O'Connor)
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
  • The Painted Bird (Jerzy Kosinski)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
  • Miss Lonelyhearts (Nathaniel West)
  • The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
  • The Centaur (John Updike), and others.

The Algonkian "Art of Fiction I" Author List

(Note: most of these works are accessible online):

  • Cowboys Are My Weakness (Pam Houston)
  • The Foxed Mirror (Rikki Ducornet)
  • An Incident (Anton Chekhov)
  • Bluegill (Jayne Anne Phillips)
  • A Comedy in Rubber O. Henry
  • Journalism in Tennessee (Mark Twain)
  • Fairy Tale (Robert Olen Butler)
  • Listening Hours (Nan Leslie)
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (William Saroyan)
  • Peace of Mind (T. C. Boyle)
  • This Side of The Door (Stuart Connelly)
  • The Proper Levels of Vacuum (Michael Martone)
  • Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon (Gabriel Márquez)
  • Air Show (Pamela Painter)
  • Fat (Raymond Carver)
  • Louise (Somerset Maughm)
  • The Moving Finger (Edith Wharton)
  • Toon Red Nav Ardnaxela (Lisa Thompson)
  • The Angry Man (Peter Johnson)
  • Tumblehome (Paul West)
  • Ventilating Shiva (Mathew Davies)
  • Bed of Nails (Luísa Costa Gomes)
  • Blue Moon (Martha Cerda)
  • A Country Doctor (Franz Kafka)

Additional writers studied include Sylvia Plath, Annie Proulx, Robert Penn Warren, and Flannery O'Connor.


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