A Grand Valley faculty member whose first novel earned national cachet has followed up with a collection of short stories that has again created buzz and gained reviews from major publications.
Caitlin Horrocks' recently released book, Life Among the Terranauts, has been widely recognized and reviewed, including pieces in the Wall Street Journal as well as The New Yorker, which called the book a "potent short-story collection." It was also an editor's choice of recommended books for the week in the most recent New York Times Sunday Book Review.
Horrocks, an associate professor of writing, is grateful that the "stars aligned" for this book to receive such a reception after the success of her 2019 novel The Vexations, which was named a must-read by O, The Oprah Magazine and one of the Wall Street Journal's 10 best books of the year.
"Everything in writing and everything in publishing is so uncertain that any time something lands, it’s exciting," Horrocks said.