Is Jamel Brinkley the best short-story writer of his generation?

The short stories in Jamel Brinkley's second collection, 'Witness,' don't just reveal stories of violence, gentrification and racism — they put you inside them. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-08-01 13:00:50 UTC ]
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7 Short Story Collection Recommendations Based on TV Shows You Know and Love

In talking about my debut story collection, House Gone Quiet, with friends and family, I’ve often found myself pitching the merits of the short story form itself. Due to habit or book marketing or a lack of exposure, it’s simply the case that most fiction readers who enter a bookstore are... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-12-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Anuja Varghese's short story collection Chrysalis among $25K Governor General's Literary Award winners

The awards recognize the best in Canadian books across 7 categories in both English and French. Other winners include Kyo Maclear, Hannah Green and Cliff Cardinal. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-11-08 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Alexandra Chang Turns the Pain of a Friendship Breakup Into a Short Story

“The world here beats faster than a hummingbird’s wings,” writes Alexandra Chang in her new collection Tomb Sweeping. Chang, the author of Days of Distraction and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 recipient, writes poignantly about tenuous connection. In these stories, a wealthy housewife... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-11-02 11:00:00 UTC ]
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20 spooky short stories you can read for free online.

The leaves are amassing, the skeletons are out, and enormous bags of candy fill the grocery store aisles and threaten to spill their chocolates right into your mouth, through absolutely no fault of your own. Yep, it’s officially spooky season. But if you still need some help getting into the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-23 16:13:33 UTC ]
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Bestselling author Naomi Wood wins 2023 BBC national short story award

The UEA creative writing lecturer won for Comorbidities, which judging chair Reeta Chakrabarti called a ‘sparkling gem’ that tackles serious issues with a ‘light and wry touch’• Read the story belowNaomi Wood has won the 2023 BBC national short story award for Comorbidities, a story about a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-26 19:00:36 UTC ]
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Can Short Stories Boost Financial Literacy?

The Principal Foundation and the Center for Fiction are teaming up with French independent publisher Short Édition on a short story contest meant to entice readers to consider the almighty dollar through “the universal art form of storytelling.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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See the cover for Mary Rechner’s new collection of short stories, Marrying Friends.

Literary Hub is pleased to reveal the cover for Marrying Friends, the forthcoming collection of short stories from Mary Rechner, which will be published by Propeller Books in October. Here’s a bit about the book from the publisher: When her troubled husband dies unexpectedly, mercurial Therese... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-07-11 15:00:43 UTC ]
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20 Must-Read Short Stories on Audio

These must-read short stories on audio will help you break out of reading slumps and give you a taste of an author's style, like Some People Have Real Problems by Brit Bennett. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-05-17 10:36:00 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Art and Artists

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) What are the best short stories about painters, artists, and the world of art? From Gothic pioneers like Edgar Allan Poe to realist writers like Edith Wharton, masters of the short story have often touched upon the subject of art and painting, using... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-05-10 14:00:48 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Marriage

Marriage is a key theme in literature, of course: a fact which need hardly surprise us when we reflect that many people spend the majority of their lives married to somebody else. Marriage also touches upon other prominent themes, including love, commitment, having children, lust, conflict, and... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-04-26 14:00:21 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories about Religion

Religion is an important feature of many people’s lives, so it shouldn’t surprise us that many writers of short stories have written about religion from various perspectives: the power of superstitious belief, the importance of religious conversion, the cultural role of Christianity, and many... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-04-19 14:00:16 UTC ]
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On the Outsize Power of the Short Story (AKA the Genre of “High Genius”)

Story collections are the country cousins of the American publishing landscape, tolerated with benevolent condescension while their authors are urged to produce that more glamorous product: novels. A novel might find a broad audience, even become a bestseller! Whereas—as a writer friend once put... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-13 08:53:59 UTC ]
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‘Wilderness Tales’ unfolds short stories with a sense of place

Collected stories about the wild, uncharted frontiers of North America expand to include everything from classic nature tales to dystopian climate fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2023-03-29 16:23:08 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Shirley Jackson Short Stories Everyone Should Read

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) Shirley Jackson (1916-65) wrote six novels and around two hundred short stories during her brief career. Probably best-known for her novel The Haunting of Hill House and her oft-anthologised short story ‘The Lottery’, Jackson was a writer with a... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-03-25 18:00:23 UTC ]
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10 Essential Edgar Allan Poe Short Stories

Mark Dawidziak, author of the new biography 'A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe,' recommends 10 must-read tales by the master of the macabre. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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I believed readers only wanted trauma stories from writers of colour. Then I became an author | Zoya Patel

For so long, it seemed that readers were only interested in the experiences of people like me if we were traumatised, not triumphant – and I internalised this as an indisputable factGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailI can’t pinpoint exactly when I started imagining myself in the stories... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-03-18 19:00:19 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Flannery O’Connor Short Stories Everyone Should Read

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) In a short life beset by ill health, the American writer Flannery O’Connor (1925-64) wrote two novels, Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960). But it is for her short stories, many of which were collected in just two volumes, that […] Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2023-03-14 18:00:54 UTC ]
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8 Sad Short Stories to Quickly Bring the Tears

If you want a little shot of sadness, here are some of the best sad short stories to get the emotions flowing in no time! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-03-08 11:36:00 UTC ]
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How Do You Know If Your Short Story Should Be a Novel?

The list of novels that began their lives as short stories is long and well known. Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides, Eudory Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake (which began as a short story titled “Gogol”), Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (expanded from her 1923... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-12-15 09:52:44 UTC ]
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20 Must-Read Horror Short Stories

There's no better time to read horror short stories than October. With Halloween fast approaching, dive into these 20 spooky tales. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-10-17 10:31:00 UTC ]
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