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Randall Kenan

Randall Kenan teaches English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent nonfiction book is The Fire This Time (Melville, 2007). His collection of stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (Harcourt, 1992) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Walking on Water (Knopf, 1999) was nominated for the Southern Book Award. Kenan has won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award, and the John Dos Passos Prize.


When We All Get To Heaven

Spring 2013 | Fiction

New York City Ed Phelps was walking north up Seventh Avenue. He’d just come along 50th Street from seeing Rockefeller Center—just the way he remembered it, all spit-shined and brass bright, the great big golden statue above the skating rink wher [...]