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Crandell’s book selected for the Best American Mystery Stories 2020

Doug Crandell, public service faculty at the Institute on Human Development and Disability, and his short story, “Shanty Falls,” were chosen out of 20 writers by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the prestigious Best American Mystery Stories.

Crandell’s short story was published in 2019 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. The short story focuses on a young woman with the label of Down syndrome, which relates to his work at the IHDD.

Crandell’s short fiction has appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, Glimmer Train and several anthologies. His nonfiction writing has been published in the SUN magazine, the Smithsonian and Atlanta magazine. Crandell has received awards and fellowships from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, Jentel Foundation and the Kellogg Visiting Writers Series.

The BAMS paperback and audio version were released on Nov. 3, 2020.