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In the Beginning

Diane Cook

‘They flavored their early stews with bacon. None of that stuff lasted long, though. That first day felt like a vacation in a wondrous new place. That feeling didn’t last long either.’

Diane Cook

Diane Cook is a critically acclaimed novelist and short story writer. Her debut collection, Man v Nature, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize. She is a recipient of a 2016 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her stories have appeared in Harper's, Tin House and Granta, and been anthologised in Best American Short Stories. A former producer for the radio show, This American Life, she lives in Brooklyn.

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