Posts Tagged: Charles Yu

What to Read When You’re a PEN Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize Winner

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The PEN 2018 Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!

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Notable Los Angeles: 10/16–10/22

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/13–3/19

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Monday 3/13: Ryan Ruby, with Natasha Vargas-Cooper, discusses and signs The Zero and the One. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Chen Chen reading and signing When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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The gamer story. Regardless of its iteration—D&D, Commodore 64, Nintendo, X Box, LARP—there is the hero, and there is the rest of the gang, subjugated as sidekicks and underlings. The gamer story has a long tradition of tropes and structures, arcs and character elements, at the center of which has always been the hero telling […]

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