\n William Hauptman, fiction



My first short story was published in The Best American Short Stories of 1972, edited by John Gardner. Others have been published by The Atlantic Monthly, Southwest Review; in the anthologies Still Wild and Elvis Rising; and by foreign publishers Legenda (Sweden) and Rowalt (Germany.)

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Good Rockin' Tonight

Nine stories about American Life. (Bantam, 1988, winner of the 1988 Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters.)

"The landscape is pure America, chronicled in a terse, lyrical prose that's hearbreaking in its simplicity." -James Atlas

"As promising a book as I've seen come out of Texas in a long while." -Larry McMurtry.

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The Storm Season

I've also published The Storm Season, a novel about the first tornado chasers. (Bantam, 1982. Reprinted by The University of Texas Press 2002.)

"The Storm Season is about family, the working class, the crimes human beings have committed against the land, and the hypnotic, redemptive quality of disaster-why human beings love being scared out of their socks. It's spooky, beautiful, bizarre. I don't think a review can do justice to this book. Read it." -Carolyn See, the Los Angeles Times.

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