Robert Paul Lamb received his doctorate in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University. He is author of Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story and coeditor of A Companion to American Fiction, 1865--1914. He was named the 2008 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.
"This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in short fiction; those who know that craft matters deeply to the meaning and enjoyment of short fiction will value this thoroughly researched, beautifully written book." -- CHOICE"[An] outstanding study.... Robert Paul Lamb has given us new ways to understandHemingway's craft." -- Hemingway Review