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 microcosmic glimpse into the lives […] The post Too Busy for a Novel? Read These Short Stories Instead appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Reading Short Stories is Helping Me Fall in Love With Reading Again

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10 of the Best Fantasy Short Stories Everyone Should Read

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The Books Briefing: 5 Short Stories to Read This Weekend

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

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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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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... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Riot Recommendation: What Outstanding Short Stories Have You Read?

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