Junot Diaz’s short story Miss Lora defeated a strong list of British writers to take home the £30,000 Sunday Times EFT Private Bank short story prize.
Stephen Colbert and George Saunders traded entertaining and insightful commentary about the nature of the short story, which Saunders described as more urgent than the novel.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is finally released as an official e-book, while Random House Mondadori launches a new, global imprint for digital shorts, RHM Flash.
The short story has long been derided by traditional publishers as unprofitable. Yes several publishers are seeing a future in the format. What’s changed?
Milan-based 40K Books is convinced that less is more, and offers e-books that can be read in 60 minutes or less.
In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks notes a parochialism in American writing.
Three sources for the best books in Brazil: literature, children’s and short stories.
By Erin L. Cox Two weeks ago, SF and Fantasy imprint Orbit announced that they would be publishing writer Brent Weeks’ novella simultaneously in the US and UK in both e-book and audio formats. As publishers examine digital/global publishing and test out what works for their books and readers, Publishing Perspectives sat down with Orbit Publisher Tim Holman to ask about …
• Andrew Ervin, author of the collection of linked novellas Extraordinary Renditions discusses the woeful lack of Hungarian literature translated into English and offers a survey of titles that are available and should not be missed. By Andrew Ervin Though I lived in Budapest for over four years, from November 1994 to March 1999, my grasp of the Hungarian language …
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Dawson Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad, is a collection of loosely connected short stories presented as a novel that spans decades and covers the overlapping lives of numerous characters. Each of thirteen chapters is told from the perspective of a different character, such that no single character emerges as a protagonist. In addition to …