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SHORT STORIES

Night at the Fiestas

Night at the Fiestas

By KIRSTIN VALDEZ QUADE

Hope for redemption and the devotion of dutiful families, in short stories from in and around New Mexico.

Posted by × April 15, 2015 ×

SHORT STORIES

Crow Fair

Crow Fair

By THOMAS McGUANE

The antic storytelling of a modest master finds mischievous fun in the romance and family life of the American West. Review by Stefan Beck.

Posted by × March 2, 2015 ×

SHORT STORIES

Lucky Alan

Lucky Alan

By JONATHAN LETHEM

In his twentieth book in twenty years, a renowned writer “drills down into the strangeness of contemporary life.”

Posted by × February 25, 2015 ×

THE SPECULATOR

Deep Foundations, New Inventions: Kelly Link & Neil Gaiman

Deep Foundations, New Inventions: Kelly Link & Neil Gaiman

New story collections from two modern masters suggest that we’re living in a Golden Age of short “fantastika”.

Posted by × February 18, 2015 ×

FICTION

Making Nice

Making Nice

By MATT SUMELL

A novel-in-stories of a young Long Island misanthrope hits like a punch, with biting wit at an antic pace. Review by Justin Taylor.

Posted by × February 18, 2015 ×

SHORT STORIES

Honeydew: Stories

Honeydew: Stories

By EDITH PEARLMAN

Edith Pearlman captures the sophisticated inner lives of children — and the childishness of sophisticates.

Posted by × January 5, 2015 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

By HILARY MANTEL

The author of Wolf Hall opens doors into alternate worlds in her new collection of short fiction.

Posted by × October 10, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air

By DONALD ANTRIM

A novelist of the surreal finds his true calling: concise tales of loss, love, and liquor.

Posted by × September 3, 2014 ×

THE SPECULATOR

Last Stories and Other Stories

Last Stories and Other Stories

By WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN

A haunting collection of transcontinental horrors, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central.

Posted by × August 15, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

The Stories of Jane Gardam

The Stories of Jane Gardam

By JANE GARDAM

Jane Gardam may be the most celebrated writer that many readers barely know. Two major prizes greeted her first collection of short stories in 1975; the Katherine Mansfield Award followed for another volume; the Prix Baudelaire for her first novel […]

Posted by × July 3, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

American Innovations

American Innovations

By RIVKA GALCHEN

A new collection of short stories plays narrative games for high stakes.

Posted by × May 22, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

It’s been two decades since Elizabeth McCracken’s bravura story collection Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry.  At long last she returns to the form in this collection, nine tales of ordinary lives transformed in ways large and small.  The title promises electricity: the contents deliver.

Posted by × May 8, 2014 ×

LONG LIST

Painted Cities

Painted Cities

With ashcan realism, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski chronicles the inner life of an entire Chicago neighborhood through these vivid and authentic stories.  A touch of magical realism creates zest comparable to the humanist parables of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut.

Posted by × May 5, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Can’t and Won’t

Can’t and Won’t

By LYDIA DAVIS

Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner’s tightly wound collection of short — at times very short — stories.

Posted by × April 21, 2014 ×

REVIEWS & ESSAYS

Bark

Bark

By LORRIE MOORE

Tracing the patterns of new short stories from an icon of the medium.

Posted by × March 24, 2014 ×