Short Stories: Past, Present, and Future
April 30, 2010 | Scandinavia House | New York City
With Preston L. Allen, Alex Epstein, Aleksandar Hemon, Yiyun Li, and Martin Solares; moderated by Deborah Treisman
Co-sponsored by The American-Scandinavian Foundation
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What virtues and challenges are unique to the short story? How flexible is the form? And why is it that, even now—after Poe, Chekov, Hemingway, O’Connor, Nabokov, and Munro—the short story often gets less respect, in terms of prizes and critical esteem, than the novel? Join acclaimed practitioners of the form from Bosnia, Israel, China, Mexico, and the United States, for a conversation with The New Yorker fiction editor, Deborah Treisman, about the past, present, and future of the short story.
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