Lori OstlundLori Ostlund

Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

The Bigness of the World

Stories by Lori Ostlund

~Winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award

~Stories chosen for Best American Short Stories 2010 and 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories


“This is a book to remake our imaginary landscape—the kind of book I not only recommend, I advocate. Read this, I want to tell people. You need these stories. You do.”
—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina and Trash

“Each piece is sublime.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In the eleven stories in The Bigness of the World we see that wherever you are in the world, where you came from is never far away.

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News

December 22nd, 2011: One of my best experiences as a writer happened when I was a fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2010. Read More

December 4th, 2011: “All Boy” seems to have a life of its own. Most recently, it was reprinted in the UK’s Port magazine, Read More

December 4th, 2011: Another piece appeared in The Iowa Review. This was a short story entitled “The Lent Boy,” Read More

December 4th, 2011: This summer, I also was pleased to have one of my novel chapters in Nashville Review. Read More

December 3rd, 2011: This summer, I wrote my first flash fiction piece, a 300-word, commissioned story about Oklahoma Read More