New American Short Stories

Hosted by

Dan Chaon, Among the Missing (Ballantine); Adrienne Sharp, White Swan, Black Swan (Random House) Marisa Silver, Babe in Paradise (Norton)

Three young writers, each publishing a first book with a major press, explore the terrain of contemporary short-story writing. From personal backgrounds to their desires to break with tradition, we examine the variety of impulses that bring writers to the short story.

Read an excerpt from Among the Missing

Read an excerpt from White Swan, Black Swan

Read an excerpt from Babe in Paradise


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