Selections from the South
Carolina Fiction Project
— Edited By Janette Turner Hospital, 2001
36 award-winning stories are collected in
this anthology from the South Carolina Arts Commission's long-running
JTH selected these stories from more than 200
winners from 17 years of the statewide creative writing contest.
"These stories reveal a complex world,"
she writes in the introduction of Inheritance, "a
world full of slippage and bewilderment, where the old binary oppositions
between southerner and non-southerner, urban and rural, safe and
unsafe no longer apply."
The authors represent an extraordinarily diverse
cross-section of the state’s literary community. Some are
full-time writers or teachers; others find time during law careers
or engineering jobs to produce their art. They live in small towns
like Clemson and Ravenel; resorts areas like Hilton Head and Camden;
and major cities like Columbia and Spartanburg.