Editor: Janette Turner Hospital
Softcover (ISBN: 1-891885-18-9 )
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.
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.