Lucy Honig

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Lucy Honig (May 7, 1948 - September 18, 2017) was an American short story writer.


She graduated from Syracuse University and from Hunter College with a master's in education. She teaches in the Boston University School of Public Health .[1]

Her work appeared in AGNI,[2] DoubleTake, Gargoyle,[3] The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares[4]



Short Stories[edit]

  • Open Season. Scala House Publishers, LLC. 2002. ISBN 978-0-9720287-2-1. 
  • The truly needy and other stories. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1999. ISBN 978-0-8229-5781-2.  (reprint 2002)
  • English as a Second Language. 20 Century American Short Stories - Volume 2. 1995. 



  • Best American Short Stories 1988,
  • William Miller Abrahams, ed. (1992). Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-385-42192-8. 
  • John Edgar Wideman, ed. (2003). 20: The Best of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 978-0-8229-5815-4. 


The title of Lucy Honig’s debut collection, winner of the 1999 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, echoes the familiar plea of fundraisers and activists to forget selfish personal concerns and remember the less fortunate. But for Honig, helping the truly needy can sometimes be a losing battle with hunger, addiction, and less tangible obstacles.[6]


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