I love that a short story collection is topping bestseller lists. I’ve often worried about the short story, as have others. But after the success of Junot Diaz last year, George Saunders has recently emerged as not only a critical but also a commercial success.
From an article in the LA Times:
“George Saunders‘ short story collection “Tenth of December” is receiving high praise, and topping bestseller lists. That’s despite the fact that according to most everyone in publishing, short story collections don’t sell.”
I loved Saunders’ interview, and it is well worth a listen if you have the time.
So, are you a fan of the vistas of the novel, or the playground of the short story?