Johanna Skibsrud has finally given her last reading of her Giller Prize winning debut novel The Sentimentalist. She's been the world over with the book in the past year, but she's not taking much time to rest. Hamish Hamilton is publishing her debut short story collection in less than a month.A lover of short stories, Skibsrud is caught up with Flannery O'Conner and Carson McCullers. Her favourite story of all time right now is Delmore Schwartz' The Track Meet. She holds Alice Munro as one of her all-time favourites. Here are thoughts on the genre and her collection.