Tom Perrotta on "Best American Short Stories 2012"

March 17, 2013

Tom Perrotta talks to Jim Fleming about what makes a great short story and his work as editor of "The Best American Short Stories 2012."  He also reads excerpts from Julie Otsuka's "Diem Perdidi" and his own short story, "Nine Inches."

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I want to go out and buy this book, and suggest it for a book club. When people are pressed for time, this would be good to read, and perhaps even, have different people zero in on different stories, to "lead" the discussion. Will definitely refer to your discussion of short story writing--again, thank you!!

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