Celebrate David Plante’s birthday by writing a short story

David Plante was born on this day in 1940. Literary Heist challenges you to write a short story for submission and use David Plante as your inspiration.

Works

  • The Ghost of Henry James (1970)
  • Slides (novel) (1971)
  • Relatives (novel) (1972)
  • The Darkness of the Body (1974)
  • Figures in Bright Air (1976)
  • The Family (1978)
  • The Country (1980)
  • The Woods (1982)
  • Difficult Women (1983)
  • The Foreigner (1984)
  • The Catholic (1986)
  • My Mother’s Pearl Necklace (1987)
  • The Native (1987)
  • The Accident (1991)
  • Annunciation (1994)
  • Prayer (1998)
  • The Age of Terror (1999)
  • American Ghosts (2005)
  • ABC (2007)
  • The Pure Lover (2009)
  • Becoming a Londoner : a diary (2013)
  • Worlds Apart: a memoir (2015)

Quotes

  • You wrote in a poem, “I love your body,” as if love was for you embodied in the senses, and yet more than the senses together, an enveloping sense itself sensuous, as if all the body made sense.

Find out more about the life of David Plante.

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