03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Women Dominate Short Story Writing

Given that 2009 looks set to live in literary memory as the year that brought us Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol", Jordan: "Pushed to the Limit" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", it is important to take comfort where it can be found -- in the sudden and splendid blossoming of the short story. What's more, in 2009, it is women who have been picking up the laurels.

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