Molly Giles will be at Nightbird Books on December 12th with her new story collection, All the Wrong Places. Please join us to welcome Molly back to Fayetteville and hear some wonderful new work.
"Molly Giles' nineteen strange, tightly woven tales merge the mythic and the modern with dark humor and deep humanity. Many of the stories contain contemporary versions of ancient guides: a ghost dog seen by a young drifter in love with a much older guru; a wild goat on a cliff forever standing beside her dead ram glimpsed by a woman whose husband battles cancer; a volcano goddess with a small dog appearing to a woman whose boyfriend is flirting with her teenage daughter. The vacationland settings, Hawaii, Ireland, Baja and California among them, accentuate the characters' sense of displacement."
Winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction
Molly Giles has published three other award-winning collections of stories: Rough Translations, which won The Flannery O’Connor Prize, the Boston Globe Award, and The Bay Area Book Reviewers’ Award; Creek Walk, which won The Small Press Best Fiction Award, the California Commonwealth Silver Medal for Fiction, and was a New York Times Notable Book; Bothered, which won the Split Oak Press Flash Fiction Award. She has also published a novel, Iron Shoes and an ebook of stories, Three For The Road. Her stories have been included in numerous anthologies including The O. Henry and the Pushcart Prize (twice) and she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Marin Arts Council, and the Arkansas Arts Council.
Molly has taught fiction writing at San Francisco State University, University of Hawaii in Manoa, San Jose State University, the National University of Ireland at Galway, and The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She has edited many published writers and mentors through the Path to Publishing program at Book Passage. She lives in Woodacre, California.