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Go Behind the Scenes on Stephen King’s Process in
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King is famous first and foremost as the author of more than 50 published novels, many of which are considered modern horror classics, or simply...
Marra’s Masterful Mixtape,
The Tsar Of Love And Techno
Short story collections may be on the rise, but Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno is, even among their ranks, a special case. As in...
Now Is The Perfect Time For
100 Years Of The Best American Short Stories
As a nation, we’re increasingly known for our short attention spans and appreciation of quick reads, the more bite-sized the better. (Present company...
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Where to Start With: T.C. Boyle
I’m such a T.C. Boyle fan I’ve interviewed him three times for three different newspapers—several of which no longer exist. It’s not...
On Adam Johnson’s Newest Collection
Pulitzer Prize–winner Adam Johnson is renowned for taking us places we don’t want to go: North Korean gulags, Stasi prisons, into the heads of...
A Big-Hearted Look At Small Town Life In Ann Beattie’s
The State We’re In
In a small enough town, you can wander only so far before you end up back where you started: drugstore, movie theater, elementary school. If you live...
The Impressive Range Of Shirley Jackson’s
Let Me Tell You
One of America’s foremost proto–mommy bloggers is also one of America’s masters of horror and suspense, and yet many audiences only know...
5 Short Story Collections From Your Favorite Authors
When you read a short story, you experience its author at her most undiluted. The constraints of the genre force writers to compress emotion and action....
Get into the American Spirit with 5 Fairbound Works of Summer Fiction
Summer is a splendid time to enjoy America. If you happen to be in Roswell, New Mexico, you can participate in the annual UFO Festival, where the...
The Remarkable Imagination Of Karen Joy Fowler’s
Writers use dysfunctional childhoods as material; the more angst we have to work with, the better. In the new preface for this reissued edition of the...
Five Overlooked Books It’s Impossible Not to Love
If only every worthy book hit bookstores with trumpets heralding its arrival. These days, a lot of great books, especially those from small presses, are...
The 5 Best Single-Author Anthologies
Novels tend to get all the attention. Sure, they can absorb us for long periods of time, but short stories are often more challenging to write, because...