Presenter of the National Book Awards

2011 National Book Award Finalist,

Edith Pearlman

Binocular Vision

(Lookout Books, an imprint of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Edith Pearlman


Spanning four decades and three prize-winning collections, these twenty-one classic selected stories and thirteen scintillating new ones take us around the world, from Jerusalem to Central America, from tsarist Russia to London during the Blitz, from central Europe to Manhattan, and from the Maine coast to Godolphin, Massachusetts, a fictional suburb of Boston. These charged locales, and the lives of the endlessly varied characters within them, are evoked with a tenderness and incisiveness found in only our most observant seers.


Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short non-fiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and on-line publications. Her fourth collection of short stories is Binocular Vision, published in January 2011 by Lookout Books.  In December she will receive the 2011 PEN/Malamud award for excellence in short fiction.

She grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, graduated from Harvard (then Radcliffe), and now lives with her husband, a psychiatrist, in Brookline, Massachusetts. She has a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson.



April 17
Davidson College, Davidson, NC

April 27-28, 2012
Newburyport Literary Festival
Newburyport, MA 

Author photo: Jonathan Sachs