S162. A “Novel” Idea: How Short Story Writers Approach Their First Novels

Room 18 & 19, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Making the leap from short story to novel writing can be tempting, but also daunting. In this panel, successful short story practitioners will discuss the joys and challenges of making this transition, as they reflect on the inherent similarities and differences of the two forms–and what we can learn from each.



Erin Harris is a literary agent at Folio Literary Management who represents literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, and YA. She received her MFA in creative writing from The New School.

Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail and the novel Pull Me Under. She is a contributing editor at Electric Literature and a fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is a graduate of the Syracuse MFA program and was the '16-'17 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in fiction at Colgate University. His fist book, How to Sell a Jacket, is forthcoming.

Allegra Hyde's first book, Of This New World, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, as well as fellowships from the Lucas Artists Program, the Virginia G. Piper Center, and the US Fulbright Commission. She teaches for the Inprint Writers Workshops.

Misha Rai’s novel, Blood We Did Not Spill, was awarded the Dana Award in the novel category in April 2017. In 2016, she became the first-ever PhD in fiction to be awarded the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies for the same novel.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center