Courtney Angela Brkic is the author of The First Rule of Swimming (Little, Brown and Company, 2013), Stillness: and Other Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003), and The Stone Fields (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004). Her work has also appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Harpers & Queen, the Utne Reader, TriQuarterly, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and National Geographic, among others. Brkic has been the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Whiting Award. Stillness was named a Barnes & Noble Discover pick, a 2003 Chicago Tribune “Best Book,” and a 2003 New York Times “Notable Book.” The Stone Fields was shortlisted for a Freedom of Expression Award by the Index on Censorship. She lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and son, and teaches in the MFA program at George Mason University.
The Beautiful and Brutal in Josip Novakovich’s “Honey in the Carcase”
Courtney Angela Brkic finds the beautiful and the brutal in Josip Novakovich’s story collection “Honey in the Carcase.”...