Erin McGraw

Erin McGraw is the author of six books of fiction, most recently Better Food for a Better World: A Novel (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, STORY, Allure, Kenyon Review, Good Housekeeping, and The Georgia Review—for which she served as a regular reviewer of new short-story collections from 1993-2001. McGraw currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.

Georgia Review Archive for Erin McGraw

The Landscape of Story (on The Long White by Sharon Dilworth; Wind by Leigh Allison Wilson; Useful Gifts by Carole L. Glickfeld; & On the Island by Josephine Jacobsen)

Styles & Variations (on The Widow’s Boy by Dev Hathaway; The Price of Eggs by Anne Panning; Isobars by Janette Turner Hospital; Like Love, But not Exactly by François Camoin; The Mountains Won’t Remember Us by Robert Morgan; & The Real Thing by Doris Lessing)

Related Stories (on Moses Supposes by Ellen Currie; Silent Passengers by Larry Woiwode; All My Relations by Christopher Mcllroy; Home at Last by Jean McGarry; & Various Antidotes by Joanna Scott)

Bit Players (on Stealing Time by Mary Grimm; Watch with Me and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch by Wendell Berry; In the Walled City by Stewart O’Nan; and The Good Doctor by Susan Onthank Mates)

Exclusionary Principles (on The Point by Charles D’Ambrosio; Blue Spruce by David Long; Kneeling on Rice by Elizabeth Denton; and Open Secrets by Alice Munro)

Voice-Over (on Alabama Bound: Contemporary Stories of a State, edited by James E. Colquitt; Nervous Dancer by Carol Lee Lorenzo; Beyond Telling by Jewel Mogan; Mississippi History by Steve Yarbrough; and Can You Get There from Here? by Donley Watt)

Nor Good Red Herring: Novellas and Stories (on What They Tell You to Forget: A Novella and Stories by Fred Pfeil; Flights in the Heavenlies by Ernest J. Finney; Solo Spinout: Stories and a Novella by Ann Nietzke; Because We Are Here by Chuck Wachtel; and Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett)

Telling Lives (on The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff; You’re So Beautiful by Eileen FitzGerald; The Worldwide Church of the Handicapped by Marie Sheppard Williams; and After Rain by William Trevor)

Larger Concerns (on Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction by Charles Baxter; Believers: A Novella and Stories by Charles Baxter; Hints of His Mortality by David Borofka; Because They Wanted To by Mary Gaitskill; and Bear and His Daughter: Stories by Robert Stone)

In Place (on The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin by Maeve Brennan; Under The Red Flag by Ha Jin; She Loved Me Once and Other Stories by Lester Goran; and Quake by Nance Van Winckel)

Familiar Pleasures: Some Masters (on The Atonement and Other Stories by Louis Auchincloss; Aliens of Affection by Padgett Powell; Open to the Public: New and Collected Stories by Muriel Spark; and The Complete Stories by Bernard Malamud)

Stories That Work (on The Coast of Good Intentions by Michael Byers; The Buddha in Malibu: New and Selected Stories by William Harrison; Circumnavigation by Steve Lattimore; and Cheaters and Other Stories by Dean Albarelli)

Man Walks into a Bar (on Park City: New and Selected Stories by Ann Beattie; Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories by Jill McCorkle; Soon: Tales from Hospice by A. G. Mojtabai; and Birds of America by Lorrie Moore)

Brute Force: Violent Stories (on What Salmon Know by Elwood Reid; How Animals Mate by Daniel Mueller; The Wonders of the Invisible World by David Gates; Poachers: Stories by Tom Franklin; and Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx)

Authoritative Voice (on The Drowning and Other Stories by Edward J. Delaney; The Baby Can Sing and Other Stories by Judith Slater; My Father, Dancing by Bliss Broyard; and Welding with Children by Tim Gautreaux)

Articles of Faith (on Pastoralia by George Saunders; One Day in the Life of a Born Again Loser and Other Stories by Helen Norris; Bad Jews and Other Stories by Gerald Shapiro; and The Stories of J. F. Powers by J. F. Powers)