The Office of Historical Corrections

Forthcoming November 10th from Riverhead Books. 

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The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.

Advanced Praise for The Office of Historical Corrections:

Praise for The Office of Historical Corrections is included in fall 2020 book previews from The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Esquire, CBS Sunday Morning, The Millions, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Alma, Lithub, Refinery29, The Rumpus, and Vulture

Kirkus gives the collection a starred review, calling the stories “necessary narratives, brilliantly crafted”

“Danielle Evans is a stone-cold genius, in possession of both a merciless eye and a merciful heart. And she keeps getting better.” —Rebecca Makkai, National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers

“A dazzling collection. Contemporary life in Danielle Evans’s stories has a kind of incandescent and dangerous energy: even in moments of somberness or isolation, her characters crackle with heat, light, and self-awareness.”—Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble
“To say that Danielle Evans is one of the best writers of her generation ignores the simple fact that she is one of America’s best writers, period. And to limit her to her own generation overlooks the keen eye Evans has placed on the continuum of American history and all its attendant complications of race, gender, class, popular culture, and representation. Evans wields these issues like a sly, acerbic blade, and she uses it to cut to the quick.” – Wiley Cash, New York Times-bestselling author of The Last Ballad

“With the seven brilliant stories in The Office of Historical Corrections, Danielle Evans demonstrates, once again, that she is the finest short story writer working today. These stories are sly and prescient, a nuanced reflection of the world we are living in, one where the rules are changing, and truth is mutable and resentments about nearly everything have breached the surface of what is socially acceptable. These stories are wickedly smart and haunting in what they say about the human condition… Her language is nimble, her sentences immensely pleasurable to read, and in every single story there is a breathtaking surprise, an unexpected turn, a moment that will leave you speechless, and wanting more.” – Roxane Gay,  New York Times-bestselling author of Difficult Women and Bad Feminist

“Danielle Evans writes stories that make the world stop. Her work is so good that when you sit down with it, everything else ceases to exist. The stories in The Office of Historical Corrections move and breathe. The book is a beating heart. Magnificent.” – Kristen Arnett, New York Times-bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things