Speed Dreaming, a collection of twelve short stories, was published by Little a in March 2015 and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. You can order it from your favorite bookstore, or here

The collection's first story, "The Living," was translated into Dutch. Read it here

 

Photo by Brad DeCecco

Photo by Brad DeCecco

About the collection:

From a captivating new author come twelve piercing stories, in which young women negotiate friendship and marriage, art and commerce, and the possibility that their lives might not work out as planned. After the house of the young couple in "A Cane, an Anchor" goes up in flames, they're unsure of what they lost in the fire and what they'd lost long before it. "The Living" asks, how would you arrange your life if you had only six months left? In "Youse," two teenage girls are the targets of an attempted kidnapping. A trio of linked stories--including the title track--follows Meg and Dax, a curator and a butcher who married impulsively, from their eerie honeymoon in rural Wales through Meg's identity crisis when the museum where she works is destroyed, to early parenthood, when a coyote's spectral presence at their child's birthday party in a Queens park suggests deeper threats. 

 

About the author:

Nicole Haroutunian's short fiction has appeared in the Literarian, Day One, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Two Serious Ladies, and online at Tin House, among other publications. Her story, "Youse," won the Center for Fiction's 2013 Short Story Contest. She is co-editor of the digital arts journal Underwater New York and works as a museum educator. Nicole holds a BA from Vassar College, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Woodside, Queens, with her husband, Dan Selzer