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Fate and Circumstance: Farah Ali Interviewed by Laura van den Berg
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Fourteen short stories about people who face difficult choices that reveal their deeper truths.

Fate and Circumstance: Farah Ali Interviewed by Laura van den Berg
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Fourteen short stories about people who face difficult choices that reveal their deeper truths.

A Salve for Our General Malaise: Grant Faulkner Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
All The Comfort That Sin Can Provide3

A short story collection about reaching for love and fulfillment.

Reimagining the State: Jonas Eika Interviewed by Sarah Neilson
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A collection of short stories by the Danish author addressing global class crisis and inequality.

Announcing the Winner of BOMB’s 2021 Fiction Contest
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Congrats to Edward Salem, the winner of this year’s Fiction Contest!

Pay Attention to the Humming: Ethan Rutherford Interviewed by Paul Yoon
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A story collection about parenting in a post-apocalyptic world.

Released from Suffering: Elle Nash Interviewed by Shy Watson
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Stories that explore pain, obsession, and desire.

Danielle Evans by Jamel Brinkley
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In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.

Enough with “Mountain Man” Stereotypes: Leah Hampton Interviewed by Michelle Hogmire
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On bifurcated identity, champagne socialists, and the need to center feminist political ecology in discussions of contemporary Appalachia.

Heart Beats by Nora Lange
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“What’s a dinner party without a bit of schadenfreude?”

Fuzzy, Friendly, Invasive: On Samanta Schweblin’s Little Eyes by Niko Maragos
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A novel that avoids being a ripped-from-the-headlines sellout and offers an intelligent tale about the lives that new technologies mediate.

Invention and Subversion: A Conversation by Kali Fajardo-Anstine & Tommy Pico
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The writers on indigenous ancestry, playing with language, and maintaining public personas.

Necessary Creatures: Chaya Bhuvaneswar Interviewed by Daniel A. Olivas
White Dancing Elephants

The writer on releasing her debut story collection, writing as a woman of color, and balancing a medical career with the writer’s life.

Paying Attention to Human Failure: Peg Alford Pursell Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
A Girl Goes Into The Forest

The writer on her new collection of seventy-eight stories, lyrical compression, and protecting artistic inner silence.

Valves Wide Open: Kimberly King Parsons Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
Black Light

The writer on her new story collection, working sentence by sentence, and giving in to her influences.

Geovani Martins Issue #148 by Julia Sanches
Sun On My Head

Grounded in the rhythms and vernacular of Brazil’s periferias, the writer’s debut story collection, The Sun on My Head, centers on the lives of young men growing up in Rio’s favela communities.

A Cosmos of Your Own Creation: Mark Mayer Interviewed by Kristen Kubecka
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The author discusses his debut collection, Aerialists, and the surreality of the human mind.

It Starts With Listening: Amy Hempel Interviewed by Julia Slavin​
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The writer on her new collection of stories about encroaching landscapes, disenfranchised characters, and the fleeting certainty of home.

Unsettling Objects: On Samanta Schweblin’s Mouthful of Birds by Lincoln Michel
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Stories full of weird.

Christos Ikonomou’s Good Will Come From the Sea by Ellie Robins
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A pose recurs in Christos Ikonomou’s Good Will Come From the Sea: one character after another finds themselves on their knees, waiting. For the dawn, for mercy, for love. 

Something Like Hope: On Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut short story collection, Friday Black by Kristen Martin
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Stories that magnify what it means to be black in America through a satirical, uncanny lens.

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