CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
cover of the 1st trade paperback edition (February 1, 1997)
|January 16, 1996|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline is a book of short stories and a novella by the American writer George Saunders. Published in 1996, it was Saunders's first book. Many of the stories initially appeared in different forms in various magazines, including Kenyon Review, Harper's, The New Yorker and Quarterly West. The collection was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of 1996, as well as a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award.
|Story||Originally published in||Year|
|"CivilWarLand in Bad Decline"||Kenyon Review||1992|
|"The Wavemaker Falters"||Witness||1993|
|"The 400-Pound CEO"||Harper's||1993|
|"Offloading for Mrs. Schwartz"||The New Yorker||1992|
|"Downtrodden Mary's Failed Campaign of Terror"||Quarterly West||1992|
Awards, Honors and Other Appearances
- Two stories from the collection received the National Magazine Award for Fiction: "The 400-Pound CEO" in 1994, and "Bounty" in 1996.
- "Notable Books of the Year 1996". nytimes.com. The New York Times. 1996-12-08. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
- "Contributor's Page: George Saunders". The New Yorker.
- "George Saunders - Penguin Random House".
- "National Magazine Award Winners 1966-2015 - ASME".
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