Sometimes people ask me why it takes so long for a book to come out after it’s been turned in. This article in the NYT today is a pretty decent answer.
In a recent post on short stories, one my local booksellers (hi, Amy!) said her store would put up an end-cap display of collections, and would take suggestions for which collections could be interesting. So I’ve decided to ask here, where many of the people who visit this journal are readers and writers of short stories, what collections of stories you’d include in that display.
The beginning of a list:
Magic for Beginners, by Kelly Link
Map of Dreams, by M. Rickert,
Pastoralia, by George Saunders
Willful Creatures, by Aimee Bender
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, by Z.Z. Packer
Read the witty and insightful and sober essay, I Like Writing But Hate Being a Writer, by Richard Bowes.