Short Stories

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Short stories can be harder to write than novels, but just as great. This week, four writers who’ve mastered the art of the short story join us to celebrate the form and share new work.

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Ben Marcus is a novelist and short story writer. His latest collection is called "Leaving the Sea." He also just edited an anthology...More

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Ben Marcus talks about another one of the stories he chose for the "New American Stories" anthology — "Going for a Beer" by Robert...More

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You've probably seen Jesse Eisenberg in films like "The Social Network," "The Squid and the Whale" and "The End of the Tour." But have...More

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How do you go from producing riveting stories about real people for "This American Life" to writing surreal short stories. Diane Cook is...More

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Imagine you'd lost your job and you were living in your car, trying to fend off roving thugs. And then you saw an ad that promised the...More

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Original Air Date: 
November 08, 2015
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August 19, 2017
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