Alum’s new collection of fiction published

Richard Spilman (’68) writes that his new collection of short stories, The Estate Sale, is now out from Texas Review Press / Texas A&M Consortium and available through

The collection won The George Garrett Prize, and Spilman says he has “enough stories, already, for another book, but I will probably wait a little longer before sending that book around.”

Spilman, who teaches creative writing at Wichita State University, earned an M.A. from San Francisco State and a Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton after graduating from IWU. His first collection of stories, Hot Fudge, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1990, of which Joseph Heller wrote, “An outstanding talent of remarkable versatility . . . Richard Spilman writes with telling imagination about men and women, about the young and the elderly, about people who know and people who do not. In Hot Fudge he has given us a book that is humorous, ironic, and perceptive, a work of honesty and integrity that is always deeply moving.”

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