Short stories by Barrett Swanson

Barrett Swanson is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. He was the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and his short fiction and essays have been distinguished as notable in Best American Short Stories (2019), Best American Nonrequired Reading (2014), Best American Essays (2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and Best American Sports Writing (2017). His work has appeared in many places, including Harper’s, The New Yorker,The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, American Short Fiction, The New Republic, The Atavist,Guernica, The Guardian, Best American Travel Writing 2018, and Best American Travel Writing 2020. His debut essay collection, LOST IN SUMMERLAND, will be published by Counterpoint Press in May 2021. He and his wife live in the Midwest.

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Jeremiah, an atheist and an in-debt adjunct media studies professor, arrives at his Calvinist in-laws’ for Christmas, where he must deliver the Christmas dinner prayer and mend his strained relationship with his wife.