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Attention Please Now
Matthew Pitt




Autumn House
2010 • 160 pp. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2"
Short Stories - Single Author

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-37-4



“This collection is attention-grabbing. It’s got some great ideas, is packed with atmosphere, dialogue and sandwiched with some elegant prose. A lot to like, from an author who understands what’s going on out there. Hats off to Pitt for making us listen.”—Diane Becker, The Short Review

In his debut short story collection, Pitt pulls his characters from the background, eschewing convention and facing the ironies and difficulties of life in the twenty-first century.

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“The world in these taut, finely wrought stories is and is not the world we know. Pitt pushes his characters to the edge of the possible with a fabulist's eye for the strange, potent detail and the realist's sure grasp of human emotion. A piquant, funny, original debut.”—Rachel Pastan



MATTHEW PITT is a graduate of Hampshire College and NYU, where he was a New York Times fellow. His first collection of short stories, ATTENTION PLEASE NOW, won the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize and was published in March 2010. His work appears in Oxford American, The Southern Review, Colorado Review, New Letters, Witness, Inkwell, BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES, and elsewhere. Stories of his were cited in the BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING, and PUSHCART PRIZE anthologies, and have earned awards, grants, and scholarships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences.

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