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Buy Tickets for Selected Shorts: The Best American Short Stories 2020 with Curtis Sittenfeld

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Selected Shorts: The Best American Short Stories 2020 with Curtis Sittenfeld


The Best American Short Stories annual anthology has been celebrating the greats of contemporary literature for more than 100 years. Join us for an evening of performances by Purva Bedi (She's Gotta Have It), Hope Davis (Your Honor), and Hampton Fluker (Shades of Blue), from the highly anticipated collection, including works by authors Elizabeth McCracken, Tiphanie Yanique, and Sarah Thankam Mathews. Hosted by guest editor and New York Times-bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld (Rodham: A Novel).


An excerpt from The Special World by Tiphanie Yanique
Performed by Hampton Fluker

It's Not You by Elizabeth McCracken
Performed by Hope Davis

Rubberdust by Sarah Thankam Mathews
Performed by Purva Bedi

The Best American Short Stories 2020, and other books by tonight's featured authors can be purchased from our friends at Strand here. Use code SYMPHONYSPACE to receive 10% off your purchase.

This event is available to view with the Symphony Space 20-21 Season Pass.

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