Author: Zoe Ballering

Works Published by UNT Press

There Is Only Us

— Vol. 21: of Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

Published: November, 2022  Pages: 192 

The eight stories of speculative fiction in There Is Only Us explore themes of loneliness, connectedness, and selfhood. Each one is an act of intimacy—an altered world shown through the lens of a close relationship. Brothers, sisters, lovers, mothers, and daughters come together in myriad constellations, often so that one character can make a body-altering choice of extreme proportions. In a variety of forms—from a satirical retelling of Noah’s Ark to a sister drama revolving around naked mole rats—There Is Only Us presents a series of escalating scenarios, intimate and yet absurd, that ask, how much can you change and still be you? more... about There Is Only Us

  • Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction 2022