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All the Comfort Sin Can Provide by Grant Faulkner
August 10, 2021
6:30 pm

Grant Faulkner in Conversation with Yasmina Madden | All the Comfort Sin Can Provide

With raw, lyrical ferocity, All the Comfort Sin Can Provide delves into the beguiling salve that sin can promise—tracing those hidden places most of us are afraid to acknowledge. In this collection of brutally unsentimental short stories, Grant Faulkner chronicles dreamers, addicts, and lost souls who have trusted too much in wayward love, the perilous balm of substances, or the unchecked hungers of others, but who are determined to find salvation in their odd definitions of transcendence.

Taking us from hot Arizona highways to cold Iowa hotel rooms, from the freedoms of the backwoods of New Mexico to the damnations of slick New York City law firms, Faulkner creates a shard-sharp mosaic of desire that careens off the page—honest, cutting, and wise.


About the Author

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He’s published All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, Fissures, and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. He has also published two books on writing, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and Brave the Page, a teen writing guide.

His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Best Small Fictions. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, LitHub, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He’s also the co-host of the podcast Write-minded.

Yasmina Madden is a Professor in the English Department at Drake University and lives in Iowa and has published short stories, flash fiction, and nonfiction in The Idaho Review, Word Riot, Fiction Southeast, Carve, and other journals. Her story “Piper” was a finalist for Carve Magazine’s Raymond Carver Contest.

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