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Watkins, Claire Vaye

Overview
Works: 16 works in 104 publications in 8 languages and 3,225 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Apocalyptic fiction  Gothic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Dystopian fiction  Dystopias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold fame citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins( Book )

40 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning "5 Under 35" fiction writer. In 2012, Claire Vaye Watkins's story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction. Now this young writer, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, returns with a first novel that harnesses the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set in a devastatingly imagined near future. Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape. With the Central Valley barren, underground aquifer drained, and Sierra snowpack entirely depleted, most "Mojavs," prevented by both armed vigilantes and an indifferent bureaucracy from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. In Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon, two young Mojavs. Luz, once a poster child for the Bureau of Conservation and its enemies, and Ray, a veteran of the "forever war" turned surfer--squat in a starlet's abandoned mansion. Holdouts, they subsist on rationed cola and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise. The couple's fragile love somehow blooms in this arid place, and for the moment, it seems enough. But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins. They head east, a route strewn with danger: sinkholes and patrolling authorities, bandits and the brutal, omnipresent sun. Ghosting after them are rumors of a visionary dowser a diviner for waterand his followers, who whispers say have formed a colony at the edge of a mysterious sea of dunes. Immensely moving, profoundly disquieting, and mind-blowingly original, Watkins's novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own"--
Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A debut collection of ten short works reimagines the mythology of the American West and includes stories of a foreigner's arrival at a prostitution ranch, a hermit's attempt to rescue an abused teen, and a woman's role in a friend's degrading Vegas encounter
Goud roem citrus : roman by Claire Vaye Watkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een volledig uitgedroogd Californisch langschap ontfermen voormalig model Luz en gedeserteerde soldaat Ray zich over een verwaarloosd kind en zoeken in een dystopisch duinlandschap naar betere levensomstandigheden
Gold fame citrus : a novel by Claire Vaye Watkins( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning '5 Under 35' fiction writer. In 2012, Claire Vaye Watkins's story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction. Now this young writer, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, returns with a first novel that harnesses the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set in a devastatingly imagined near future. Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape. With the Central Valley barren, underground aquifer drained, and Sierra snowpack entirely depleted, most 'Mojavs,' prevented by both armed vigilantes and an indifferent bureaucracy from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. In Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon, two young Mojavs. Luz, once a poster child for the Bureau of Conservation and its enemies, and Ray, a veteran of the 'forever war' turned surfer--squat in a starlet's abandoned mansion. Holdouts, they subsist on rationed cola and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise. The couple's fragile love somehow blooms in this arid place, and for the moment, it seems enough. But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins. They head east, a route strewn with danger: sinkholes and patrolling authorities, bandits and the brutal, omnipresent sun. Ghosting after them are rumors of a visionary dowser a diviner for waterand his followers, who whispers say have formed a colony at the edge of a mysterious sea of dunes. Immensely moving, profoundly disquieting, and mind-blowingly original, Watkins's novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own"--
Battleborn : stories by Claire Vaye Watkins( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A debut collection of ten short works reimagines the mythology of the American West and includes stories of a foreigner's arrival at a prostitution ranch, a hermit's attempt to rescue an abused teen, and a woman's role in a friend's degrading Vegas encounter
Ghosts, cowboys by Claire Vaye Watkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman thinks she knows just who she is and where she came from. But then she's forced to question everything about her existence when she learns her father was, in essence, a pimp for Charles Manson
The last thing we need by Claire Vaye Watkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Grey likes to drive out to Rhyolite to be alone, and one day he happens upon a curious sight: a car, groceries, photographs, and drugs for depression--all abandoned and scattered along the side of the road. Finding a name and address in the mysterious collection of items, Thomas begins writing to Mr. Moser, wishing him well and sharing some of his own heartaches with a man he's never met, and most likely never will
New American stories by Ben Marcus( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ben Marcus, one of the most innovative and vital writers of this generation, delivers a stellar anthology of the best short fiction being written today in America In New American Stories, Ben Marcus has collected a diverse, exciting, and wholly unique book of contemporary American fiction writers. Herein are the luminaries of the form like Deborah Eisenberg, George Saunders, and Denis Johnson, as well as the best new voices of today, like Wells Tower, Claire Vaye Watkins and Rivka Galchen. Practitioners of deep realism like Anthony Doerr and Yilun Li brush shoulders with genre-bending wonders like Charles Yu and Kelly Link. Finally there are the true emerging stars, like Tao Lin and Rachel Glasser standing next to long established writer like Joy Williams. Nothing less than the American short story renaissance distilled down to its most relevant, daring, and interesting works, New American Stories puts on wide display the true art of the short story"--
The archivist by Claire Vaye Watkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman studies her memories as if they were art exhibits as she attempts to make sense of the nature of love. With a dead alcoholic mother and a string of unhealthy romantic relationships in her past, Nat feels hollowed out by love. After finally shedding her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Nat discovers she is pregnant--and her search for answers about love intensifies
Spöken by Ulrika Kärnborg( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the website: Each July Tin House turns the Cerf Amphitheatre at Reed College into a temple of the written word. At our Summer Writer's Workshop, editors, faculty, and over two hundred participants come together to recharge and share and risk. Night after night faculty and guest readers dazzle and disturb, and after a week of readings and talks everyone leaves spent yet rejuvenated. Often we are lucky enough to grab new work and pass it along within the magazine's pages. This summer, Dorothy Allison shook us with her story "Something Not Unlike Love," a ferocious depiction of how sexual attraction gets its hooks in. Cornelius Eady read two of the remarkable poems printed here, as well as performed a song for Trayvon Martin. And Claire Vaye Watkins gave a talk about how she got over "writing to impress old white men." It was stirring, powerful, most of us in the room hearing articulated what we strongly felt but hadn't quite been able to formulate into words. Watkins modified the talk into an essay, "On Pandering," and we are proud to share this call to arms. Wherever you are this winter, we hope that you will hold the light we tried to capture from last July. And if you are in the neighborhood next summer, drop by and join us
Zhan shan feng qing hua : Nei hua da zhou gu shi ji = Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Karen Russell: Vampires in the lemon grove ; Claire Vaye Watkins: Battleborn ; Amity Gaige: Schroder by Karen Russell( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Karen Russell's debut novel Swamplandia!, a lushly imagined narrative of a dilapidated, family-run amusement park in the Everglades, was a New York Times Best Book of the Year, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a nominee for the Orange Prize. Her new book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a volume of sinister stories that delightfully cross horror with magical realism
Man-O-War by Claire Vaye Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gold Fame Citrus (Thorndike Press Large Print Core) by Claire Vaye Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Rejection. Every writer faces it. But more interesting than the ways writers have been rejected are the ways writers reject. For Paul Beatty, the rejection is of our nation's shameful legacy of racism. In "Looking for Suzanne," Chris Kraus's rejected narrator tries to put the pieces of his enigmatic ex together, while in Claire Vaye Watkins's "The Call," futuristic California seems to have rejected everyone. Translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky refuse to accept that the classic translations of Russian classics are sacred, and have made a career of breathing new life into Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, among many others. And channeling their spirit, perhaps, we embrace the opportunity to publish one of Chekhov's previously untranslated stories, "Artists' Wives." Not to be outdone, even from the grave, Hemingway weighs in with a pugilistic letter, also previously unpublished. We all know what being rejected feels like. So it seemed like a gift to offer a handful of writers, including Mitchell S. Jackson and Leslie Jamison, the opportunity to pen their own rejection letters. James Patterson, one of the best-selling authors of all time, addresses us all, urging us to reject rejection and rally around the flag of reading. And poet Mary Ruefle has the last word, flat out rejecting Tin House. Ouch. But you, dear readers, must know we'll never reject you
 
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Alternative Names
Claire Vaye Watkins American writer

Claire Vaye Watkins Amerikaans schrijfster

Claire Vaye Watkins écrivaine américaine

Vaye Watkins, Claire

Vaye Watkins Claire 1984-....

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