Looking forward to the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium!
“At its essence, this enjoyable collection explores how nothing is ever exactly as it seems.”—Booklist
"Readers who enjoy the darkly absurd fiction of George Saunders or the bizarre set-ups of Aimee Bender should find a lot to appreciate in The Age of Discovery, a collection that, in its strangeness—or maybe because of its strangeness—allows us to discover a little bit more about ourselves." -- Southern Review of Books
"Hagenston . . . has masterfully created a work that is captivating and poignant and will leave readers thinking about the characters and their experiences long after the last page is turned"-- Clarion Ledger
The Non/Fiction Collection Prize is awarded annually to a book-length collection of short stories, essays, or a combination of the two.
"I Ate This When I Was a Child" appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of Pleiades.
"Hi Ho Cherry-O," which was originally published in Witness, has been selected for Pushcart Prize XLIV. Read the story online.
"The Celebrity," originally published in Memorious, named as a finalist for the 2017 Calvino Prize. Read the story online.