Guest editor and author of the bestselling novels The Interestings, This Is My Life, and The Wife, Meg Wolitzer introduces readings from the most anticipated short story collection of the year, published by Houghton Mifflin. With readings by special guest Suzzy Roche (The Roches), Bhavesh Patel (Present Laughter, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park), Tavi Gevinson (This Is Our Youth, editor of Rookie Magazine), and Jim True-Frost (The Wire).
Meg Wolitzer is "almost crushingly insightful; she doesn't just mine the contemporary mind, she seems to invade it" (San Francisco Chronicle), making her the perfect person to helm this literary time capsule of a collection.
[A] terrific and surprising collection of tales by a diverse group of writers . . . Count on them to transport you." -USA Today
"The literary ‘Oscars' features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories." -Shelf Awareness for Readers
Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.
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