Shannon Ravenel

2005 SeasonRavenel

Shannon Ravenel, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was series editor of The Best American Short Stories for fourteen years before she inaugurated the New Stories from the South series. She is director of Shannon Ravenel Books, an Algonquin imprint, and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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The Best American Short Stories 1981 

(Editor with Hortense Calisher) (1982)

 

The Best American Short Stories 1981 

(with Hortense Calisher) (1982)

 

The Best American Short Stories, 1983 

(Contributor) (1983)

 

The Best American Short Stories 1984 

(Editor with John Updike) (1984)

 

The Best American Short Stories, 1985 

(Editor) with Gail Godwin) (1985)

 

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(Editor with Gail Godwin) (1985)

 

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(Editor) (1985)

 

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(Editor with Gail Godwin) (1985)

 

Best American Short Stories, 1987 (Best American Short Stories) 

(Editor with Ann Beattie) (1987)

 

Best American Short Stories, 1987 (Best American Short Stories) 

(Editor with Ann Beattie) (1987)

 

New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 

(Editor) (1988)

 

The Best American Short Stories, 1989 (Best American Short Stories) 

(Editor with Margaret Atwood) (1989)

 

New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1989 (New Stories from the South) 

(Editor) (1989)

 

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(Editor) (1989)

 

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(Editor) (1990)

 

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(editor with Richard Ford) (1990)

 

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(Editor) (1990)

 

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(Editor) (1993)

 

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(Editor) (1995)

 

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(Editor) (Introduction) (1996)

 

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(Editor) (1996)

 

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(Editor) (1998)

 

New Stories from the South 2002 : The Year's Best (New Stories from the South) 

(Editor) (2002)

 

New Stories from the South 2003 : The Year's Best (New Stories from the South) 

(Editor) (2003)

 

New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (New Stories from the South) 

(Editor) (2004)

 

New Stories from the South, 2005 (New Stories from the South) 

(Editor) (2005)

Excerpt

New Stories from the South, 2005

Portion from the Preface by Jill McCorkle

I am often referred to a Southern writer. A woman writer. A Southern woman writer. All adjectives accepted. When I show up and open my mouth, that is exactly who I am. My native home and my gender have indeed led me to be the person and the writer I am. The artist Edward Hopper sad: "The man's the work. Some doesn't come from nothing." And when given credit for American scene painting and expressing the loneliness and stagnation of town life, he said: I don't thin I ever tried to paint the American scene; I'm trying to paint myself."