Bodwell Reflects on Editing Godine’s Three-Volume Dubus Series

Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, lists The Collected Short Stories & Novellas of Andre Dubus among his favorite books of 2018.

As the series’ editor, he developed an especially close bond to Dubus’ remarkable work. “Twenty years ago,” he writes, “I got lucky and stumbled upon Dubus’s masterful short stories. To have the opportunity to work so closely with his writing, and help introduce it to more readers, has been one of the most truly humbling gifts of my life.”

We thank Joshua for his incredible work!

Read about more of the titles on Joshua’s list here: https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/living/arts-a-living/bodwells-bakers-dozen/.

More Praise for Dubus in America Magazine

Kevin Spinale contributes an insightful theological perspective on The Winter Father, Volume 2 of Godine’s Collected Short Stories & Novellas of Andre Dubus.

“The energy packed into Dubus’s stories throbs with Old Testament clarity,” Fr. Spinale observes. “The stories of The Winter Father are human stories–filled with ugliness and moments of grace.”

To read the rest of the article, including Fr. Spinale’s incisive questions for reader reflection, please follow the link here: https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2019/01/03/old-testament-clarity-andre-dubus.