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Tenth of December, by George Saunders

In a recent rant I wrote on the sad state of the contemporary American short story, I railed against what is sometimes known as ‘The… 3,482 more words

Just Literary Fiction

5 Women in Translation Recommendations

I did not get to plan for Women in Translation this month (Aug 2017) and am feeling a bit sullen about it. However, in order to still participate, I thought I’d share some of my favorite translated books written by women. 267 more words

Book Reviews

The New Yorker short stories

(The Sad State of the American Short Story)

The situation has been the same for years. Nothing ever seems to change and practically no one deems it necessary even to talk about it. 4,657 more words

Short Story Collection

London Stories: Ann of Oxford Street by Thomas De Quincey

I wish London Stories had an introduction to each story in the collection. A little bit of background to these stories would have enriched my reading experience, especially given that some of these are biographical essays and old ones at that with little to no information on the internet! 310 more words


Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez

Things We Lost in the Fire is an excellent exploration of poverty, family, childhood, justice, and sex and sexuality; it continually tests the limits of human tolerance in all corners. 639 more words

Book Reviews

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen Is Stellar

Is stellar because it’s one book, or are stellar because it’s a short story collection? Whatever.

I don’t usually read a lot of short story collections, but I was excited about… 103 more words

Kameron Morton

Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Thirteenth Edition by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (editors)

Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have edited roughly a kajillion speculative fiction anthologies. Among these are nearly twenty years of Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror… 500 more words