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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Selected Shorts remembers Leonard Nimoy

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Friday, December 05, 2014

A father-and-son story from the late poet Mark Strand.


Selected Shorts: Walter Dean Myers, A 'Bad Boy' in Central Park

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eric Poindexter reads an excerpt from Bad Boy, a memoir by Walter Dean Myers, who died July 1st.


Selected Shorts: Nadine Gordimer, 'The Ultimate Safari'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This story, read by Myra Lucretia Taylor, testifies to the power of South African author and activist Nadine Gordimer, who died July 13th at the age of 90.


Selected Shorts: Isaiah Sheffer Remembered

Friday, November 08, 2013

SELECTED SHORTS honors the memory of our creator and host of Isaiah Sheffer, who died on November 8, 2012., in a reprise of a special program hosted by Colum McCann.   For nearly thirty years Sheffer presided over our “celebration of the short story.”  He was much loved and is still sorely missed.


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Deceptively Simple: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On October 10th it was announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature would go to 82-year-old Canadian writer Alice Munro.


A Selected Shorts Special: 'The Kreutzer Sonata'

Friday, October 15, 2010

In celebration of the Tolstoy centenary, host Isaiah Sheffer reads an excerpt from this powerful tale.