Hadley Moore's collection NOT DEAD YET AND OTHER STORIES won Autumn House Press’s 2018 fiction contest, was longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection; won the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award's short story/anthology category, as well as a First Horizon Award for debut books, and was on the short list for the grand prize; and was also shortlisted in the short stories category for the Rubery Book Award.
Moore's short stories, novel excerpts, and nonfiction have appeared in NEWSWEEK, MCSWEENEY'S QUARTERLY CONCERN, WITNESS, Amazon’s DAY ONE, the ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, the revived DECEMBER, the INDIANA REVIEW, ANOMALY (formerly DRUNKEN BOAT), QUARTER AFTER EIGHT, CONFRONTATION, THE DRUM, SEQUESTRUM, ASCENT, MIDWESTERN GOTHIC, REDUX, KNEE-JERK MAGAZINE, and other publications. She is at work on a novel and another collection, and is an alum of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Not Dead Yet and Other Stories
NOT DEAD YET studies the uncertainties of loss, turning a gaze toward the often-silenced voices of the infirm, elderly, and adolescent. Rich in humor and honesty, Hadley Moore’s debut collection of short stories presents a contemporary set of narratives from a lush cast of characters. We find the protagonists of her stories tenderly revealing their pain after the loss of loved ones and coping with the voids left by the passing of youth, happiness, and fulfillment. Moore invites us into the lives of characters like Morley, who struggles to adapt to new cultural norms, and Salmon, who confronts the loss of her husband while feeling isolated from his family’s Judaism. The character-driven prose of NOT DEAD YET offers striking detail as it dives into moments of absurdity and tragedy.