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The Art of Vengeance by Joyce Carol Oates


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Joyce Carol oates writes about the short stories of Roald Dahl.

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The literary short story is my favourite form of fiction. I'll post links to great stories and articles about the short story, as well as reviews of new collections I hope to get around to reading!
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A new short story by Lorrie Moore: 'Referential'

A new short story by Lorrie Moore: 'Referential' | The Short Story | Scoop.it
In 'Referential', a short story from her new collection, Lorrie Moore nods to Nabokov
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The short story in Britain today: enough to make Conan Doyle weep

The short story in Britain today: enough to make Conan Doyle weep | The Short Story | Scoop.it
I am not sure if it’s properly understood quite what a crisis the short story is now in. Superficial signs of success and publicity — such as Alice Munro winning…
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Kevin Barry – Reads from The Ox Mountains Death Song

At Word Factory #12, Kevin Barry joined us to read from 'The Ox Mountains Death Song'.
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The ghost story's renaissance - Telegraph

The ghost story's renaissance - Telegraph | The Short Story | Scoop.it
In Robert Aickman’s centenary year, Tim Martin celebrates a revival of interest in supernatural fiction
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Welcome to The Pushcart Prize: The Pushcart Prize 2014 winners list and other news

Welcome to The Pushcart Prize: The Pushcart Prize 2014 winners list and other news | The Short Story | Scoop.it

THE ZEN THING, Emma Duffy–Comparone
WHAT THE BODY KNOWS, Joni Tevis
WHY WE MUST SUPPORT PBS, Bob Hicok
MADAME BOVARY’S GREYHOUND, Karen Russell
PLAYING AT VIOLENCE, Pacifique Irankunda
WINTER ELDERS, Shawn Vestal
A TAB OF IRON ON THE TONGUE, Sandra Lim
IF IT WERE ANYONE ELSE, Lincoln Michel
ANNIE RADCLIFFE, YOU ARE LOVED, Barrett Swanson
CITY HORSE, Henri Cole
THE ICE COMMITTEE , David Means
BREAKING IT, Mary Hood
MONOLOGUE DURING A BLACKOUT, Kara Candito
SAY, Joe Wilkins
CALLING ALL ODDS, D.A. Powell
MY WHITE HOUSE DAYS, Thomas E. Kennedy
GEESE, Ellen Bryant Voigt
THE MOTHER, Latoya Watkins
THE NEWS CYCLE, Daniel Tovrov
APPROACH OF THE HORIZON, Louise Glück
THE FICTION WRITER, Maribeth Fischer
ALBION, Philip Levine
THE PROSPECTS, Michelle Seaton
MY MOTHER TOLD US NOT TOHAVE CHILDREN, Rebecca Gayle Howell
THE TOWER, Frederic Tuten
HOW TO TRIUMPH LIKE A GIRL, Ada Limón
ELEGIES 235, Kathleen Ossip
THE LAST DAYS OF THE BALDOCK, Inara Verzemnieks
YOUR GHOST, Hillary Gravendyk
LA PULCHRA NOTA, Molly McNett
BLUE, Russell Banks
VISIT #1, Afaa Michael Weaver
HIPPIES AND BEATS, Edward Hoagland
PINE, Susan Stewart
ANIMALS, Michael Kardos
ELEGY WITH A CITY IN IT, Reginald Dwayne Betts
THE UNFOLLOWING, Lyn Hejinian
HOW SHE REMEMBERS IT, Rick Bass
“TOO MANY PIGEONS TO COUNT AND ONE DOVE”, Mary Szybist
MYSTERIES OF THOREAU, UNSOLVED, Rebecca Solnit
THE STREETLAMP ABOVE ME DARKENS, Tarfia Faizullah
DAYS OF BEING MILD, Xuan Juliana Wang
LIKE A JET, Sina Queyras
THE DANCE CONTEST, Wells Tower
MINDFUL, Rachel Zucker
UNWILLING, Nance Van Winckel
BOOK OF FORGET, Rebecca Hazelton
THE WEIRDOS, Ottessa Moshfegh
TRIM PALACE, Alexander Maksik
CAPTCHA, Stephanie Strickland
WATCHING A WOMAN ON THEM101 EXPRESS, Kamilah Aisha Moon
BLACK PLANK, Nancy Geyer
BOY. CHILD WITHOUT LEGS. GETTING OFF A CHAIR., Oliver De La Paz
FOR BEDS, Matthew Vollmer
THE HUM OF ZUG ISLAND, Jamaal May
BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, Yannick Murphy
PIGMEAT, Amaud Jamaul Johnson
JOHN CLARE, Michael Dickman
FABLES, Bennett Sims
MIMESIS, Fady Joudah
WAKING LUNA, Aisha Gawad
RAPE JOKE, Patricia Lockwood
GHAZAL, Marilyn Hacker
UNMOVING LIKE A MIGHT RIVER STILLED, Alan Rossi
SUPERWHITE, Jim White

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Sleeping with John Updike by Julian Barnes - Short story

Sleeping with John Updike by Julian Barnes - Short story | The Short Story | Scoop.it
On the first anniversary of the American novelist's death, a new short story by Julian Barnes
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▶ Interview with Author Charles Baxter '69

Author Charles Baxter '69 talks here about his most recent book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), which is the common reading for Macalest...
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What Birdman Starring Michael Keaton Says about Short Story Writing

What Birdman Starring Michael Keaton Says about Short Story Writing | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The new film, Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, centers around a theater adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” Michael Keaton’s character, Rig...
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One of the best and most unsettling, upsetting collections I've read in a while. And I loved it.

One of the best and most unsettling, upsetting collections I've read in a while. And I loved it. | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Flannery O’Connor never ceases to amaze me, and her last collection of stories, Everything That Rises Must Converge is a masterpiece.
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Review of Everything Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor

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A brief survey of the short story: Barry Hannah

A brief survey of the short story: Barry Hannah | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Chris Power: A writer who captured the violence, bigotry and wild humour of the American deep south in line after unpredictable line
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Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths

Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths | The Short Story | Scoop.it
In her latest collection, Margaret Atwood takes on death, dreadfulness and the use of fantasy. Though these stories are strange and wild, they all somehow ring true.
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Hilary Mantel on Margaret Thatcher: 'I can still feel that boiling detestation'

Hilary Mantel on Margaret Thatcher: 'I can still feel that boiling detestation' | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Hilary Mantel on why it took 30 years to finish her Margaret Thatcher story
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Zadie Smith and Lionel Shriver head National short story award shortlist

Zadie Smith and Lionel Shriver head National short story award shortlist | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Smith joins Shriver, Rose Tremain and Tessa Hadley on all-female list with tale of a search for a corset in New York
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This year’s shortlist:

Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley
The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Francesca Rhydderch
Kilifi Creek by Lionel Shriver
Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets by Zadie Smith
The American Lover by Rose Tremain

(There are links to 3 of the stories from the article.)

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Exclusive short story by Rachel Joyce: The Boxing Day Ball

Exclusive short story by Rachel Joyce: The Boxing Day Ball | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, has written a short story exclusively for the Observer
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Short stories revived: They are back in fashion, as established, and fledging, writers return to the form

Short stories revived: They are back in fashion, as established, and fledging, writers return to the form | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Raymond Carver, in a Paris Review interview, spoke of seeing his first short story, “Pastoral”, published in a literary magazine as “A terrific day! Maybe one of the best days ever.”
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Electric Literature's 25 Best Story Collections of 2014

Electric Literature's 25 Best Story Collections of 2014 | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release film and a theater critic can go to most every pl...
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One Gram Short

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New fiction by Etgar Keret: “All I want is a single bud, even a joint, to smoke with a pretty girl who laughs at my jokes.“
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Readers suggest the 10 best short-story collections

Readers suggest the 10 best short-story collections | The Short Story | Scoop.it

Last week we brought you our 10 best short-story collections. Here, we present your thoughts on what should have made the list


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Stone Mattress review – Margaret Atwood's new collection of short stories

Stone Mattress review – Margaret Atwood's new collection of short stories | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Horror stories, fantastical worlds and something very nasty in a storage unit: a sly take on the memories and myth-making of old age. By Justine Jordan

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Lionel Shriver’s tale of Kenyan calamity wins BBC national short story award

Lionel Shriver’s tale of Kenyan calamity wins BBC national short story award | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Kilifi Creek, which tells of a gap-year traveller’s near-death experience, beats stories by Zadie Smith and Rose Tremain, writes Alison Flood
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Character Assassin: An Interview with Hilary Mantel

Character Assassin: An Interview with Hilary Mantel | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher is a horror story for her fans, a fantasy for her detractors. Either way, it’s shocking.
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Damian Barr interviews Hilary Mantel about the short story that has whipped up so much controversy.

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Hilary Mantel: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: August 6th 1983

Hilary Mantel: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: August 6th 1983 | The Short Story | Scoop.it
An exclusive short story by Hilary Mantel
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