The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler has written ten novels and four volumes of short fiction, Tabloid Dreams, Had a Good Time, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Severance, due in fall 2006. A collection of his lectures on creative writing, From Where You Dream, was published last year. He also has won two National Magazine Awards, one of them along with Zoetrope: All-Story for his story "Fair Warning," which he subsequently developed into a novel. He has written nine feature-length screenplays for six different studios and teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

Stories by Robert Olen Butler published in Zoetrope: All-Story:
  Fair Warning, Vol. 4, No. 2
181/2, Vol. 10, No. 4
The Ironworkers' Hayride, Vol. 7, No. 3
Rafferty and Josephine, Vol. 5, No. 1