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  • 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.
  • Filmmaker and author Rebecca Miller returns to short fiction for the first time since “Personal Velocity” with the arresting, darkly prescient collection “Total: Stories.” From Dublin to Martha’s Vineyard, from the anxious comforts of motherhood to a technologically infected near future that mirrors today, each of the seven stories in “Total” is a world of its own.
  • 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.
  • Dave Eggers is considered one of the most beloved and honored chroniclers of contemporary life. His latest is a new short work of fiction entitled "The…
  • In more than 50 years after her death, the legacy of author Shirley Jackson lives on with a recent film adaptation based on her book "We Have Always Lived…
  • When marriages, friendships, and families come undone -- to what lengths do we go to keep it all together?That question lies at the heart of Brendan…
  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s first short story collection, “Friday Black,” is a satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America, offering…