Nowhere to Hide


At the Guardian, Lisa McInerney explains how writing short fiction helped her to develop the skills to write a novel:

Short fiction leaves its author nowhere to hide. I cannot disappear into a character or some grand conspiracy, as I can in a novel. I must prove my capacities for portraying one small event in such a way as to convince the reader that there’s a whole universe revolving around it.

Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →