The William Van O'Connor Library

Creative Writing Collection

The O'Connor Library's Creative Writing Collection, established in the fall of 2002 through the recommendations of Professor Pam Houston, is a small assortment of books Professor Houston views as essential reading for the student of creative writing.

The collection currently includes the following resources:

Cunningham, Michael.  The Hours.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. 

Driscoll, Jack.  Wanting Only to Be Heard.  Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992.

Ford, Richard.  Rock Springs: Stories.  New York: Vintage Books-Random House, 1988.

Hansen, Ron and Jim Shepard, eds.  You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe.
            New York: Perennial-HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.

Munro, Alice.  Selected Stories.  New York: Vintage Books-Random House, 1997.

O'Brien, Tim.  The Things They Carried.  New York: Broadway Books, 1990.

Proulx, Annie.  Close Range: Wyoming Stories.  New York: Scribner, 1999.

Updike, John and Katrina Kenison, eds.  The Best American Short Stories of the Century.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.


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