short stories

USA. 1956. American author Shirley JACKSON. (Erich Hartmann/Magnum)

The short, complex life of a writer of short, complex stories

The precursor to both Stephen King and mommy bloggers alike, the late Shirley Jackson—you may know her story ’The Lottery’—haunts us still
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26 short stories about the alphabet: Book review

In short stories, most only a few pages long, Peacock recounts the life of the alphabet.
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Short stories are beautiful, but will they sell?

Prizes and critics are in love with short stories these days. It’s those pesky readers . . .
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The two halves of Alice Munro

Munro’s editor Douglas Gibson on their decades-long relationship, where understatement was everything
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Alice Munro: Never too much happiness

From 2013: Inside the remarkable triumph of the world’s greatest storyteller
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David Sedaris talks through the animals

Plus, hockey star Alexander Ovechkin, a new memoir from the author of  ’Prisoner of Tehran’, and making sense of Stephen Harper