It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.
On disasters, the “perverse incentives” of social media, and writing in catastrophic times.
The World Doesn’t Require You, with its fabulist interrogations of American history, imagines a Maryland town founded by members of the only successful American slave revolt.
The writer on her new story collection, working sentence by sentence, and giving in to her influences.
Stories full of weird.
“I love titles that sound good in the mouth.”
Rediscovering a beguiling masterpiece forty years after its publication.
Fabulism and absurdity from an under-appreciated Italian master.
The great lost American fragment novel.
A posthumous collection cements the author’s reputation as a master of the short story.
On genre, influence, and getting weird in fiction.