Michael Kimball’s Top Ten Novellas

1. Hello America, by J.G. Ballard

2. Log of the S.S. The Mrs. Unguentine, by Stanley G. Crawford

3. Florida, by Christine Schutt

4. The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story, by Glenway Wescott

5. Coming Through Slaughter, by Michael Ondaatje

6. The novella that Raymond Carver never wrote. It’s just something I think about, what that would have been. He has a failed novel, the beginning of it in one of his collections, but that’s it.

7. The High Traverse, by Richard Blanchard

8. The Palm Wine Drinkard, by Amos Tutuola

9. The Pharmacist’s Mate, by Amy Fusselman (actually, a memoir, but I can’t not put it on this list)

10. Trout Fishing in America, by Richard Brautigan

Michael Kimball’s third novel, Dear Everybody, was recently published in the US, UK, and Canada. His first two novels are The Way the Family Got Away and How Much of Us There Was, both of which have been translated (or are being translated) into many languages. He is also responsible for the art project, Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard). Find him online HERE.

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