ZZ Packer

Honoree, 2006 5 Under 35

ZZ Packer was born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta and Louisville. She attended Yale University and the Writing Seminar at Johns Hopkins University, The Writers’ Workshop at Iowa University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

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Riverhead Books

ZZ Packer's impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. More about this book >

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ZZ Packer

ZZ Packer was born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta and Louisville. She attended Yale University and the Writing Seminar at Johns Hopkins University, The Writers’ Workshop at Iowa University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. The title story of her recently published short-story collection, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, was included in The New Yorker‘s Debut Fiction issue in 2000, and her work has also appeared in Seventeen, Harper’s, The Best American Short Stories 2000, Ploughshares and has been anthologized in 25 and Under: Fiction. ZZ Packer lives in San Francisco.

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