Litstack Recs | The Love of A Good Woman & Project Hail Mary

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The Love of A Good Woman, Stories by Alice Munro The short story has few practitioners as skilled as Alice Munro, who turns 90 this July, and who’s all but required reading during #ShortStoryMonth. Munro famously began writing stories as a young mother, finding the story took “less time.” (See […]

Litstack Recs: The Dead Fish Museum: Stories & Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells

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The Dead Fish Museum: Stories, by Charles D’Ambrosio A classic read for #shortstorymonth is Charles D’Ambrosio’s 2006 story collection The Dead Fish Museum, set in the Pacific Northwest landscape, home to the majestic Shasta Cascade mountain range, conifer forests, and crisp air, a place that in these stories informs character. […]

Litstack Rec | The Empty Family & The Snow Child

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The Empty Family: Stories by Colm Tóibín  Colm Tóibín’s 2011 collection, The Empty Family is a book I always keep close at hand, dipping into the pages to take in the voices. Tóibín’s stories mine the loneliness of living outside your home country, and his characters confront the pull of […]

Litstack Recs | Current WTAW Press Titles & Other Americans

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Current WTAW Press Titles WTAW Press has two great 2019 titles, Chimerica, the debut novel from Anita Fellicelli, and Like Water and Other Stories, the English-language debut of Olga Zilberbourg. And both are available as Ebooks. In Chimerica, by Anita Felicelli (Love Songs of a Lost Continent), down-on-her-luck Tamil American […]

LitStack Recs: A Writer’s Notebook & Dangerous Women

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A Writer’s Notebook by Somerset Maugham Like most writers, I keep a notebook. It’s small and transportable, since the point is to record in the moment—things seen in passing, or sentences that arise unexpectedly, the kind that must be put down before they vanish. I also like to keep track […]

2014 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

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The Pen/Faulkner Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2014 awards. The award is “a national prize which honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year. Three writers are chosen annually by the directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to serve as judges for the […]

Gorgeous New Art for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Released

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Over at Tor, Dave McKean has released the stunning illustrations he’s created for Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors. This Subterranean Press’ illustrated edition of the short story collection was four years in the making. In this edition, McKean features an original drawing for each story. Smoke and Mirrors is available for pre-order, although no publication date […]

‘Near + Far’ by Cat Rambo

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Near + Far Cat Rambo Hydra House ISBN-10: 0984830146 Whether set in terrestrial oceans or on far-off space stations, Cat Rambo’s masterfully told stories explore themes of gender, despair, tragedy, and the triumph of both human and non-human alike. Cats talk, fur wraps itself around you, aliens overstay their welcome, […]