Emma Straub on Shutting The Door

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“One of the things I like about short stories is that you can place such huge importance on tiny objects and moments. If they’re there, taking up space in a genre where space is precious, they have to mean more than their face value. And that meaning has to grow as the story progresses.”

Bomblog converses with Emma Straub about her new book of stories Other People We Married. Topics also include her bookstore day-job, “the awkward years,” and making time to write.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →