Tag: short stories

Five More to Go: READYMADE BODHISATTVA, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park
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Five More to Go: READYMADE BODHISATTVA, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction, edited by Sunyoung Park and Sang Joon Park Tenacious indie nonprofit Kaya […]

Five More to Go: Gina Apostol’s INSURRECTO
By November 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More to Go: Gina Apostol’s INSURRECTO

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   Insurrecto, by Gina Apostol With shrewd insight, inventive plotting, and stinging history lessons, Gina Apostol, who received the PEN Open Book Award for Gun […]

Book Trailer Thursday: STIFF

Steve Hughes’ debut, Stiff (Wayne State Univ.) is a collection of 16 risqué, often comic short stories with an interwoven thread throughout—the countless devices men use to fill the void in their lives in order to feel whole. From a story about a grieving man purchasing a robot that resembles his ex to a tale of a drug-addicted saxophone […]

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Graphic Gems: Novels, Story Collections, and Memoirs for Adults

Graphic Gems: Novels, Story Collections, and Memoirs for Adults

While I’m addicted to various manga series (click here and here for some of my favorites), I’ve also discovered the satisfaction of single-volume graphic titles offering that perfect balance of fascinating narrative and gorgeously complementary, enhancing art. From goofy to haunting, comforting to challenging, and so much more, don’t miss these recent(-ish) standouts. Boundless, by […]

A 21st-Century Filipino-American Fiction Reader
By March 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

A 21st-Century Filipino-American Fiction Reader

Originally published in 1943, Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart is a cornerstone of classic Asian-American literature. Drawing on Bulosan’s Filipino boyhood, his immigration to the U.S., and the challenges he faced as a first-generation Asian American, it remains a notable inspiration, most recently highlighted in the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s immigration-friendly video of the […]

10 Diverse Debut Story Collections
By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

10 Diverse Debut Story Collections

Short-story collection The Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri’s first published book, won the Pulitzer Prize. Phil Klay’s debut collection, Redeployment, got him the National Book Award. Even Tom Hanks got in on the short story game with his debut book, Uncommon Type, out last month.  Right now, eyes are on NBA finalist Carmen Maria Machado […]

13 Terrifying Tales of Diverse Hauntings
By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

13 Terrifying Tales of Diverse Hauntings

It’s the time of the year to be scared witless—and by choice, egads! Gluttons for fear, unite and brace yourselves for the following 13 diverse hauntings, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   The Black Isle, by Sandi Tan The protagonist begins her life as Ling, the first-born twin in a well-to-do Shanghai clan. […]

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2016 Anthony Award Nominees

2016 Anthony Award Nominees

Last Friday, the nominees for the 2016 Anthony Awards were announced. Titles are nominated and voted on by attendees of the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention—which this year will be held September 15–18 in New Orleans. I’ll be there . . . will you? Best Novel The Child Garden, by Catriona McPherson The Killing Kind, by Chris Holm The […]

2016 Edgar Award Winners
By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

2016 Edgar Award Winners

Last night at a swell gala in New York, the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the Edgar Awards, considered by many the most prestigious honor in crime fiction. I regret being unable to attend, especially as this year it was my privilege to serve for the first time as an Edgar judge. With Kristi Belcamino, Joelle […]

This Week on Well Read: Helen Oyeyemi Talks about What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

This week on Well Read, award-winning novelist Helen Oyeyemi will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest collection, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours (2016). Released in March, this set of nine short stories explores “the ways that keys can unlock minds and characters.” In these imaginative tales, Oyeyemi, […]

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