The Best American Short Stories of 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Salman Rushdie talks about the best short stories of the past year. He’s edited The Best American Short Stories 2008, which features works by A.M. Homes, Jonathan Lethem, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, and lots more.

Weigh in: What was your favorite short story published in the past year?

Salman Rushdie will be reading and signing books
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2008
Doors open at 7 pm
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street


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Comments [2]

Karen Solitaire from New jersey

Annie Proulx story "Tits-Up in a Ditch" in the June 8, 2008 issue of The New Yorker (great title, yes?). Ms. Proulx captures, in her inimitable style, the life of a small-town woman who enlists in the Army and goes to Iraq. It's the kind of story-telling that stays w/ the reader.

Oct. 01 2008 03:09 PM
ren khodzhayev from brooklyn

Leni Zumas' story "The Everything Hater" was my favorite short that I read this year. She's a creative writing professor at Hunter College and her first book came out this year on Open City. For the first time in a long time, I found myself trying to read the book as slowly as possible to stave off its end. Highly recommended.

Oct. 01 2008 01:04 PM

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