Hannah Tinti is an author, editor, and literary commentator of Selected Shorts. Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. Hannah is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of One Story magazine, and received the PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing. She teaches at Columbia University’s MFA program in Creative Writing.
Robert Sean Leonard hosts three stories about revolution, and Edie Falco makes her SHORTS debut.
Come dine at our place. Gary Shteyngart tells Hannah Tinti why the McDonald's hamburger was an aerodynamic marvel in his youth. "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky reads his "Sixty-Nine Cents", and Willem Dafoe makes his SHORTS debut performing an Etgar Keret story. Parker Posey hosts.
Adult children untangle their pasts in two stories about fateful marriages and what comes down from parents to children.
On this episode of Selected Shorts, fantasy author Neil Gaiman guest hosts a program of weird and wacky tales of the unexpected.
This week, a story from Karen Russell's new collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove. "Reeling for the Empire" is a story of oppression, finding freedom, and fantastic transformation. Broadway and television star BD Wong hosts.
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories in which people find happiness in unexpected places.
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three stories whose characters hope for love.
Guest host Neil Gaiman presents two ironic stories about wish fulfillment.
Literary magazine editors Hannah Tinti of One Story, Keith Gessen of n+1, and Ann Kjellberg of Little Star talk about the hurdles and opportunities inherent in publishing literary magazines today: attracting top writers, enticing paying subscribers and using digital technology (or not) to put the work out.