Browsing by topic: short stories

Hungarian for Inspiration

• Andrew Ervin, author of the collection of linked novellas Extraordinary Renditions discusses the woeful lack of Hungarian literature translated into English and offers a […]

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Review: A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan

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 […]

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New Writing from Nairobi: Storymoja’s “Story of the Week”

By Edward Nawotka Storymoja, the Nairobi-based publishing collective that we profiled last year, is running a weekly short story contest. Publishers looking for new African […]

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Back to Analog: Underwood’s Short Stories on Vinyl are a Surprise Hipster Hit

By Edward Nawotka LONDON: Nathan Dunn was waiting out a flight-delay in Bangkok airport last year when he spotted a man carrying a portable gramophone. […]

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Review: The Most Beautiful Book in the World by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

By Gwendolyn Dawson Although labeled “novellas” in the subtitle, these eight pieces are true short stories; each one contains only a few key characters and […]

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Review: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

By Gwendolyn Dawson In this collection of linked short stories, each story follows the perspective of an employee (or, in one case, a devoted reader) […]

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If They Need to Compete With Digital, Why Can’t Publishers Work Faster?

By Edward Nawotka Earlier this year we covered the new trend of “cause publishing” and in today’s lead story, we have an example of it: […]

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