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BBC National Short Story Award Podcasts

BBC National Short Story Award Podcasts | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The five shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013. Written by an exciting mix of authors, they...
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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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2014 Bristol Short Story Prize Shortlist Announced

2014 Bristol Short Story Prize Shortlist Announced | The Short Story | Scoop.it
We are honoured and delighted to announce the 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist. The twenty stories listed below are in the running for the £1,000 first prize and will all be published in th...
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Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit

Noontide Toll by Romesh Gunesekera review – poetic and full of wit | The Short Story | Scoop.it
These gracefully crafted road stories expose the simmering tensions in postwar Sri Lanka, writes Shehan Karunatilaka
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The Best Stories from the Best Collections of the Year So Far

The Best Stories from the Best Collections of the Year So Far | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The first half of 2014 has seen a number of impressive short story collections, from an always-exciting new book by Lydia Davis to The Office star B.J. Novak’s critically-acclaimed literary debut. But with so many good short stories in circulation, it can be hard to decide which to read, or at the very least, which to read first. If you consume collections the way many do—by sampling one entry at a time—it can be helpful
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3 more J.D. Salinger stories published | EW.com

3 more J.D. Salinger stories published | EW.com | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Three previously uncollected short stories by J.D. Salinger have been published in a new book. J.D. Salinger: Three Early Stories, published by The Devault-Graves Agency, includes “The...
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England and Other Stories by Graham Swift, review: 'heartbreaking unadorned tales'

England and Other Stories by Graham Swift, review: 'heartbreaking unadorned tales' | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A fine collection of stories finds the drama in everyday life
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'Killing Time' by Lucy Caldwell

'Killing Time' by Lucy Caldwell | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Canada and Europe Regional Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Belfast, 1992 I try to kill myself on the first of March, a Sunday. I haven’t
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‘A Day In The Death’ by Sara Adam Ang | Commonwealth Writers

‘A Day In The Death’ by Sara Adam Ang | Commonwealth Writers | The Short Story | Scoop.it

A Day in the Death," a remarkable story by Sara Adam Ang, which was the Asia Regional Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.  

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From a talented young Singaporean writer.

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Mayo writer Colin Barrett wins Frank O’Connor award with debut collection

Mayo  writer Colin Barrett wins Frank O’Connor award with debut collection | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Barrett is just second Irish winner of the €25,000 prize, after Edna O’Brien
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Frank O'Connor short story award goes to 'new, young, genius' Colin Barrett

Frank O'Connor short story award goes to 'new, young, genius' Colin Barrett | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Young Skins, author's debut collection, praised by judges for stories that 'come alive with that ineffable thing – soul'
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Morphologies: Short Story Writers on Short Story Writers – review

Morphologies: Short Story Writers on Short Story Writers – review | The Short Story | Scoop.it
You get two writers' work for the price of one in these fine essays on the art of the short story, writes WB Gooderham
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The Stories of Jane Gardam

The Stories of Jane Gardam | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Jane Gardam may be the most celebrated writer that many readers barely know. Two major prizes greeted her first collection of short stories in 197...
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35 Beautiful and Insightful Quotes about Short Stories

35 Beautiful and Insightful Quotes about Short Stories | The Short Story | Scoop.it
A wonderful list of inspiring quotes about short stories from the world's best writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alice Munro, Edgar Allan Poe and more.
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George Saunders's Humor

George Saunders's Humor | The Short Story | Scoop.it
“What I’ve come to realize is that, for me, the serious and the comic are one and the same.”
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Short Stories: New York City in 'The New Yorker'

Short Stories: New York City in 'The New Yorker' | The Short Story | Scoop.it

Today we’re releasing a collection of five stories about New York City from the archive.


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14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer

14 Fantastic Stories From The New Yorker Archive You Should Read This Summer | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The New Yorker has made all of its archives going back to 2007 available online until the end of this summer. Here are the best New Yorker fiction pieces from the past seven years that you can read...
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Amundsen by Alice Munro is in this list. The buzz is that The New Yorker has made its whole archive publicly available until the end of the summer.

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Exclusive: David Mitchell's Twitter Story "The Right Sort" Collected

Exclusive: David Mitchell's Twitter Story "The Right Sort" Collected | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The Bone Clocks is coming in September, but David Mitchell gave readers an early taste of something new last week, tweeting out a short story called "The Right Sort" over the course of roughly seve...
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The New Yorker Is Temporarily Making All Of Its Archives Free — Here Are 8 Stories You Should Definitely Read

The New Yorker Is Temporarily Making All Of Its Archives Free — Here Are 8 Stories You Should Definitely Read | The Short Story | Scoop.it

The New Yorker relaunched its website today with a complete makeover, signaling the first step in the magazine’s new focus on the web.

Part of that initiative is the magazine’s decision to open up its archives to the general public for the rest of the summer. Until the website puts up its metered paywall sometime in the fall, the New Yorker editors will be releasing curated collections of stories periodically.

We pulled out a selection of our favorite stories from the archives that you should definitely check out while they’re free.

 

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The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read

The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read | The Short Story | Scoop.it
One thing that's great about short stories is how quickly they can ruin your life. This happens whether you like it or not. Great stories practice this violent beauty on you in a variety of ways....
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A smashing list of stories I've never heard of but will seek out.

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Novelist David Mitchell publishes new short story on Twitter

Novelist David Mitchell publishes new short story on Twitter | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Booker-shortlisted author submits to twitter 'straitjacket' for seven-day tale of boy tripping on valium
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Short story: 'Strawberry Lipstick' by Kseniya Melnik

Short story: 'Strawberry Lipstick' by Kseniya Melnik | The Short Story | Scoop.it
The short story is undergoing a major literary revival. Here, from a new collection by Kseniya Melnik, is the moving tale of a young Russian woman coming of age
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Short story: Diamonds by Colin Barrett

Short story: Diamonds by Colin Barrett | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Read the Frank O'Connor award-winning story Diamonds from the collection Young Skins
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Review of “Paper Lanterns: Love Stories” and “Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories” By Stuart Dybek - The Boston Globe

Review of “Paper Lanterns: Love Stories” and “Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories” By Stuart Dybek - The Boston Globe | The Short Story | Scoop.it
In his two new collections, Stuart Dybek extends his engagement with modernism into new territory: passion and love.
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A brief survey of the short story: John McGahern

A brief survey of the short story: John McGahern | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Chris Power: Returning over and over again to the same territory, these bleak but beautiful stories build into a complete fictional world
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Digital Dubliners: Free, 21st Century Ways to Read Joyce’s Great Story Collection on its 100th Anniversary

Digital Dubliners: Free, 21st Century Ways to Read Joyce’s Great Story Collection on its 100th Anniversary | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Read nearly any critical commentary on James Joyce’s Dubliners, his 1914 collection of short stories that chronicle the lives of ordinary Irish residents of the title city, and you’re sure to come across the word “epiphany.” This is not some academic jargon, but the word Joyce himself used to describe the way that each story builds to a shock of recognition—often in the form of painful self-awareness—for key characters.
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Lydia Davis’s Very Short Stories

Lydia Davis’s Very Short Stories | The Short Story | Scoop.it
Lydia Davis, who was awarded the Man Booker International Prize in 2013, has been publishing short stories utterly unlike anyone else’s for almost 40 years. Sometimes as brief as a sentence or several paragraphs, they dispense with conventional narrative and character in favor of astringent wit and aphoristic insight. Davis’s commentary on these two drafts of an early story reveals that every word is ripe for scrutiny. 
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