The Story Prize: 15 Years of Great Short Fiction
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Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss short stories from an anthology.
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The anthology for this course honors collections of short stories by selecting one story from each collection that the editor believes is the most impressive, most memorable, and most characteristic of each writer’s work. Some of the authors, like Tobias Wolff and George Saunders, are famous. Some, like Mary Gordon, Steve Millhauser, and Elizabeth McCracken are familiar. Others, like Rick Bass and Adam Johnson, are gaining deserved notoriety. And a few, like Daniyal Mueenuddin and Patrick O’Keeffe, may be new to us. What all the stories have in common is their relevance to the complex and sometimes tumultuous times we live in, providing acknowledgment, insight, and sorely needed solace to readers. Suggested book: The Story Prize: 15 Years of Great Short Fiction, edited by Larry Dark.