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Debut short story collection by Dallas Woodburn, winner of the 2018 Cypress & Pine Fiction Series.


Dallas Woodburn, a recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University, received her MFA in Fiction from Purdue University and her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Her writing has appeared in a number of journals, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she won first place in the international Glass Woman Prize and second place in the American Fiction Prize. She is the founder of Write On! Books, an organization that empowers young people through reading and writing endeavors:


Praise for Woman, Running Late, in a Dress:


Dallas Woodburn’s collection of interwoven stories shows real maturity about the complexities of relationships of all kinds, and she doesn’t shirk from the painful experiences of her characters. Even so, the writing is so lively and the scenes so engaging that the reader gets to move fluidly between heft and lightness. A terrific debut!

—Aimee Bender, author of The Color Master and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake


Dallas Woodburn writes with rare insight and compassion about the aching glory of being young. These skillfully connected stories still resonate long after they’re read.

—Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man and The Doctor's Daughter


Dallas Woodburn's Woman, Running Late, in a Dress is a stunning collection, its stories full of tragedy and grace in equal measure. Deeply moving.

—Vanessa Hua, author of A River of Stars

Dallas Woodburn - Woman, Running Late, in a Dress

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