“The Light of Two Million Stars” in Conjunctions

I’m absolutely thrilled to see my story “The Light of Two Million Stars” in the new issue of Conjunctions. I’ve been reading that magazine for a long time and have seen most of my favorite writers in its pages, so this comes as a true honor.

“The Light of Two Millions Stars” is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Extraordinary Renditions: 3 Novellas.

It’s an incredible issue, also containing some previously unpublished letters by Samuel Beckett, a long poem by Thomas Bernhard, and a slice of the next Bolaño translation. Other contributors include Francine Prose, William H. Gass, Peter Orner, Stephen Marche, Peter Gizzi, Matt Bell, Robert Coover, Rachel Blau DePlessis, Can Xue, and Paul West among many others.

11/16: Dan Wickett at the Emerging Writer’s Network was kind enough to write:

Andrew Ervin’s short story, “The Light of Two Million Stars.” It’s pretty rare these days for somebody to write a story about the Holocaust and have it still feel fresh or new. Ervin accomplishes this in spades. A really excellent story reminding me to keep on the lookout for news of his trio of novellas being published by Coffee House Press in 2010.