Inheritance

Editor: Janette Turner Hospital

Softcover (ISBN: 1-891885-18-9 )
$17.95

Thirty-six stories from emerging and established fiction writers are collected in this new anthology of award-winning stories from the South Carolina Arts Commission's long-running Fiction Project.

Publication Date: Apr 2001
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.
288 pages

Inheritance marks the entry of novelist Janette Turner Hospital into the world of South Carolina story. Hospital, who serves as distinguished writer-in-residence at the University of South Carolina, selected these stories from more than 200 winners in 17 years of the statewide creative writing contest.

"These stories reveal a complex world," she writes in the introduction of Inheritance, "a world full of slippage and bewilderment, where the old binary oppositions between southerner and non-southerner, urban and rural, safe and unsafe no longer apply."

The authors represent an extraordinarily diverse cross-section of the state's literary community. Some are full-time writers or teachers; others find time during law careers or engineering jobs to produce their art. They live in small towns like Clemson and Ravenel; resorts areas like Hilton Head and Camden; and major cities like Columbia and Spartanburg.

Inheritance is a collaboration between the South Carolina Arts Commission and Spartanburg's Hub City Writers Project. The Fiction Project has been co-sponsored by the Charleston Post & Courier since 1993 and by The State newspaper prior to that.

Janette Turner Hospital

Janette Turner Hospital

Janette Turner Hospital is a native of Australia and spent many years in Canada before moving to South Carolina where she serves as Carolina Distinguished Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of seven novels, including Orpheus Lost, which was among Booklist’s top 30 novels of the year in 2008.