Read the American short stories George Saunders thinks will stand the test of time.

There’s so much contemporary fiction released every day, it’s hard to keep track—and it’s hard to know which works will still be remembered in a year and which will slip into obscurity. Luckily, we have George Saunders to guide us. In an interview with Los Angeles Review of Books, Saunders was asked to name a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-05 16:37:34 UTC ]
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Reading Short Stories is Helping Me Fall in Love With Reading Again

Inspired by another Rioter's bookish rituals, I'm trying my own. I wake up earlier than usual to enjoy a slow morning reading short stories. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-11-18 11:36:00 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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Too Busy for a Novel? Read These Short Stories Instead

One of the central questions I had when shaping my story collection, Proof of Me, was how to invite into it a unified feel, how to place each story to be in conversation—geographically, thematically, linearly—with what follows. I also sought for each story to stand on its own, offering a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2022-08-05 11:00:00 UTC ]
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12 Amazing Queer Short Story Collections to Read Right Now

These queer short story collections span a wide range of genres form contemporary and historical fiction to sci-fi and fabulism. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Beyond Sally Rooney: Among the Irish new wave, Colin Barrett's short stories stand out

Colin Barrett's second collection, 'Homesickness,' expands the reach of this mordantly funny Irishman beyond the small-town millennials of his debut. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Very Short Stories to Devour in Record Time

Very short stories–also known as flash fiction, micro fiction, drabbles, and the like–are a delightful form of fiction. Start with these. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-19 10:34:00 UTC ]
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The Best Short Stories of All Time

If you're in search of more of the best short stories of all time, start with this list to build your to-read list! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-05 10:32:00 UTC ]
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A new story collection is coming from George Saunders.

George Saunders has been busy—teaching the craft of writing (rigorously, one might add) on Substack, as well as continuing to teach at Syracuse—but his personal writing hasn’t taken a backseat: on October 18, Random House will publish Liberation Day, his new short story collection. (!!!)... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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10 of the Best Fantasy Short Stories Everyone Should Read

As a literary genre, fantasy is one of the oldest and most recent. Although modern fantasy only began to be recognised as a distinct genre in the late twentieth century, thanks largely to the popularity of J. R. R. Tolkien and his imitators, its roots can be traced back millennia. […] Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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The Books Briefing: 5 Short Stories to Read This Weekend

Exploring the diversity of The Atlantic’s original fiction: Your weekly guide to the best in books Continue reading at The Atlantic

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10 of the Best O. Henry Short Stories Everyone Should Read

The stories of the US short-story writer O. Henry, real name William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), are characterised by their irony and by their surprise endings, which became something of a signature of a good O. Henry short story. However, another word that is often used to describe O. Henry’s... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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Mr. Men Little Miss Books Stand the (Silly, Splendid, Topsy-Turvy) Test of Time

Mr. Men Little Miss, the children’s book series created by Roger Hargreaves, turns 50 this year. Continue reading at The New York Times

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10 of the Best Science-Fiction Short Stories Everyone Should Read

What are the best places to begin exploring the wonderful world of science fiction? Some of the classic novels of the genre, from Frank Herbert’s Dune to Asimov’s Foundation series (which eventually stretched to seven volumes), might appear daunting because of their sheer size and scope. Below,... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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Third time lucky as Caldwell wins BBC National Short Story Award

Lucy Caldwell has won the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University, a prize she has been nominated for three times.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-20 02:07:31 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Very Short Stories That Can Be Read Online

One very short story – often attributed to Ernest Hemingway but actually the work of another writer – is just six words long: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn’. And some of the greatest fiction-writers of the last two centuries have written memorable short stories which stretch to little more […] Continue reading at Interesting Literature

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Caldwell shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award for third time

Lucy Caldwell has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award for the third time, in a year dominated by new voices. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Why O. Henry is so much more than those short stories you had to read in school

A new collection, ‘O. Henry: 100 Stories,’ demonstrates the allure of this masterful story writer Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Choi wins £30k Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

American author Susan Choi has won the 2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award with her "luminous" story "Flashlight". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Shortlist revealed for £30k Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

The final six stories competing for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award have been revealed, featuring British author Jonathan Gibbs and Scottish writer Rachael Fulton alongside four US writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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