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short stories

  • George Saunders is an American great, a writer who continues to astound, evolve and get deeper. His new book, “Liberation Day,” is his first collection of stories since his National Book Award finalist “Tenth of December” was published eight years ago.
  • Andrea Barrett, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of the new book “Natural History: Stories” The collection connects the lives of the family of scientists, teachers and innovators that she has featured in her writing throughout her career.
  • During this month – and for a quartet of programs – we will be celebrating the form of the short story and those who write them. This week - T.C. Boyle, one of our country’s most beloved practitioners of the short story, joins us to discuss his new collection, "I Walk Between the Raindrops" - characterized by Boyle’s trademark biting satire and resonant wit.
  • Set in a Native community in Maine, “Night of the Living Rez,” (Tin House) is a debut story collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.In twelve stories, Talty breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future.
  • Booker Prize–winning author Roddy Doyle’s latest is Life Without Children. The book is a warm and witty portrait of our pandemic lives, told in ten heartrending short stories.Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone.
  • For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story at Syracuse University. In "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,"…
  • Edwidge Danticat’s new book “Everything Inside” is a collection of stories about community, family, and love.Set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince…
  • Karen Russell is the author of the New York Times best sellers Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Swamplandia!, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer…
  • Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels “Prep,” “American Wife,” and “Eligible.” Now in “You Think It, I’ll Say It,” her…
  • Ernest Hemingway is rightly celebrated for his indelible novels, but the 20th century titan was writing short stories from his high school days until…