Stacey Levine is the author of four books of fiction, most recently the story collection The Girl with Brown Fur (Starcherone, 2012), which was shortlisted for the Washington State Book Award and longlisted for The Story Prize. Her debut story collection, My Horse and Other Stories (Sun and Moon, 1993) won a PEN/West Fiction Award. In between, Levine published two novels, Dra— (Sun & Moon, 1997) and Frances Johnson (Clear Cut Press, 2005), both of which are now available from Verse Chorus Press.
A Pushcart Prize nominee, Levine has had stories published in many magazines, including Denver Quarterly, Fence, Tin House, The Fairy Tale Review, The Iowa Review, The Notre Dame Review, and Yeti. She received a Stranger Genius Award for Literature in 2009 and her fiction has been translated into Japanese and Danish. She is currently working on a new novel and publishing new stories.
“Stacey Levine ignores lyricism as an evolutionary dead end. Life is fractious and dire, her prose style says; let fiction serve as razor and torch. It’s not that Levine isn’t funny or that she doesn’t forge phrases and sentences of throat-clutching beauty. It’s just that her effort to dissect humankind’s propensity for neuroses, fallacies, and other inanities requires measured drollery and surgical concision.”—Donna Seaman, Bookforum