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Gregory Spatz's most recent book publication is the forthcoming collection of linked stories and novellas, What Could Be Saved (Tupelo Press -- His other books include the novel Inukshuk, and the story collection Half as Happy. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Glimmer Train Stories, Shenandoah, Epoch, Kenyon Review and New England Review. The recipient of a Michener Fellowship, an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Washington State Book Award, and an NEA Fellowship in literature, he teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Spatz plays the fiddle in the twice Juno-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds. Read more at his website,

His short story "Brace" appeared in the July 2014 issue of The Drum. His story "Hit Me" appears in the November 2018 issue. "Hit Me" first appeared in print in New England Review.

Audio Stories by GREGORY SPATZ

Hit Me