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Short stories making a comeback?


Short stories are again getting the attention due to them, writes Hillel Italie in “A short story ‘genius’ gets her due”:

The short story has had an interesting run in recent months. Oprah Winfrey chose a collection, Uwem Akbee’s “Say You’re One of Them,” for her book club. John Grisham put together several sketches for his best-selling “Ford County.” Two fiction finalists for the National Book Awards were story collections and two books of stories were runners-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Sherman Alexie’s “War Dances” won the PEN/Faulkner prize.

I for one, am glad. Also, because, the article is about the triumphs of Deborah Eisenberg, whose work I love.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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