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"The Book of Splendor" named a 'Distinguished Story' in the 2018 BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES. Read it here.
"The Eleventh Happiest Country" appears in New England Review in December 2018.
"The Baghdadi" receives Special Mention in the 2014 PUSHCART PRIZE.
Joan Leegant is the author of a novel, Wherever You Go (W.W. Norton) and a story collection, An Hour in Paradise (W.W. Norton), which won the Winship PEN New England Book Award and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Joan has taught at Harvard, Oklahoma State, Cornish College of the Arts, and Bar-Ilan University in Israel where she was the visiting writer from 2007-2013. From 2014-2016 she was the writer-in-residence at Hugo House in Seattle. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.