Recent Whiting Award winner Tony Tulathimutte discusses his first novel,
Private Citizens, the state of satire in 2017, “booby-trapping” identity politics, and productivity in the Internet age. ...more
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Stuart Dybek discusses the forthcoming
The Best Small Fictions 2016, the invisibility of anecdote, and why the art of transition is the art of the short story. ...more
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At Electric Literature, Kelly Luce reflects on the patterns she noticed after reading for The O. Henry Prize Stories anthology. Her observations range from recent literary magazine innovations to her frustrations with the “inordinate number” of comma splices in first sentences.
A volume of new and selected stories by Edith Pearlman reveal the subtleties of her characters’ inner lives—and the surehanded mastery of their author.