John Cheever

Selected Stories
  • Selected Stories


    This outstanding collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Cheever shows the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the last century. Our first selected edition of Cheever’s stories is made by master English novelist Julian Barnes (Flaubert’s Parrot, The Sense of an Ending), who brings his own prowess as a writer to bear on a definitive selection of Cheever’s short fiction.

    ‘Cheever's accomplishment in his exacting art is proportionally large, as solid as it is brilliant, and likely to endure.’- New York Review of Books

RELEASED 07/05/2020

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.