I am so grateful to Yuriy Serebryansky, Anna Kozhanova, and and Victoria Rusakova for translating one of my first stories, “Of Pigs & Children” for Literratura.org! This came out January 15, 2021 in Issue 175. http://literratura.org/issue_prose/4266-kristofer-merkner-pro-detey-i-svinok.html
Very happy to have a new story out today in New World Writing. Mark Spitz offers insights. My thanks to the editors at New World Writing, who are very kind and very cool.
The Laboratory of Literary Translation in Kazakhstan has included my story “Local Accidents” in their book of translated American stories, 9 Stories. 9 Stories is a translation project managed by Yuriy Serebryansky and Anton Platonov. Having my story translated in Russian alongside the short stories of Stuart Dybek, Yiyun Li, Chris Offutt, Ana Castillo, Christopher Merrill, […]
Huge thanks to Meg Pokrass and Josh Russell for including my story “Swimsuit” in Issue #15 of New Flash Fiction Review.
I am very happy to say that I am now teaching full-time for the English department at the University of Colorado Denver. It was sad to say goodbye to West Chester University, but I could not be happier to join UC Denver’s English department and creative writing program.
I couldn’t be more grateful to editors James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro for including my story, “Children at the Bar,” in the 2018 Norton anthology of exceptionally short fiction, New Micro.
I am very grateful to have a story, “What They Presumed,” in Five Points 8.2 (Spring 2018)!
Very grateful to learn that The Museum of Americana: A Literary Review has nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize the two short pieces I published with them last year.
Lindsey Griffin of The Museum of Americana was kind enough to put this discussion about Scandamerican Domestic together with me last month. Lindsay is great — you should listen to her, not me…
Two really exceptional reviews of Scandamerican Domestic came out in the past few months: one by writer Amy Day Wilkinson for the Missouri Review and another by writer Brigit Kelly Young for Great Lakes Review. A particularly lovely note from Amy Day Wilkinson’s review: “What’s interesting is that the initial impulses in Merkner stories are often familiar parent impulses—flirt […]