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Can Short Stories Still Shock?

Modes once heralded as avant-garde now linger among the array of strategies available to any writer.

By Christian Lorentzen

George Saunders’ Latest: ‘Home’

This week's New Yorker is the annual Fiction Issue, and as such is full of wonderful short stories by excellent writers. Especially of note is "Home," the newest story from humorist/hero George Saunders. It's available in full online, so you [...]

By Adam Frucci

A New David Sedaris Story: ‘Vomit-Eating Flies’

Here's a new short story by David Sedaris entitled "Vomit-Eating Flies." It's set to be included in the paperback version of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, which will be released on October 4th. It is, as the title indicates, about a couple of flies [...]

By Adam Frucci