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Short Story Collections

Is This the Year of the Short Story?

Scott Porch | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Scott Porch

With several other short story collections inching toward publication this summer and fall, short stories are looking to make a big comeback this year.

Review: Yoko Ogawa's Revenge

Rhoda Feng | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books
Rhoda Feng

Reading Yoko Ogawa is akin to watching a film by David Lynch; the experience is an admixture of vertiginous revelation and dark defamiliarization.

Egg in My Beer: Reading Short Stories for Long Satisfaction

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Pull up a chair, draw a beer, and throw in the egg of inspiration: In other words, find a quiet place to read and open up a book of short stories. The satisfaction will last longer, much longer, than any beer (egged or not).

Shout Her Lovely Name, Short Stories by Natalie Serber

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 09.12.2012 | Books
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Shout her Lovely Name is not only beautifully written, it absolutely sizzles with the electric shocks of family life.

The Weirdest Stories Of The Century

Ann VanderMeer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Ann VanderMeer

Of course, "weird" covers a gamut from the subtle weird to the more outré--and we encountered lots of the weirder material in compiling the anthology. So here, without further preamble, are thirteen of the weirdest stories from the past century.

Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.