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Selected Shorts

Small Odysseys

Thirty-five literary luminaries come together in this stunning collection of all new works.

Small Odysseys

Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories

    Foreword by Neil Gaiman
    Edited by Hannah Tinti

    Small Odysseys sweeps the reader into the landscape of the contemporary short story, featuring never-before-published works by many of our most preeminent authors as well as up-and-coming superstars, all in a single beautiful volume.

    Published in partnership with the beloved literary radio program and live show Selected Shorts, this collection captures its spirit in print for the first time. The thirty-five stories in this volume will be honored in a full-day event at the time of publication, performed live in New York and streamed in real time all over the globe.

    For longtime fans of Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts, as well as readers of anthologies like Best American or magazines like One Story, this wide-ranging collection is a must-have for any lover of contemporary literature. As varied and diverse as the modern literary world itself, it offers stories that are in turn striking, generous, provocative, and joyful—and on every page extraordinary.

    Rabih Alameddine * Jenny Allen * Lesley Nneka Arimah * Aimee Bender * Marie-Helene Bertino * Jai Chakrabarti * Patrick Cottrell * Elizabeth Crane * Michael Cunningham * Patrick Dacey * Edwidge Danticat * Dave Eggers * Omar El Akkad * Lauren Groff * Jacob Guajardo * A.M. Homes * Mira Jacob * Jac Jemc * Etgar Keret * Lisa Ko * Victor LaValle * J. Robert Lennon * Ben Loory * Carmen Maria Machado * Juan Martinez * Maile Meloy * Joe Meno * Susan Perabo * Helen Phillips * Namwali Serpell * Rivers Solomon * Elizabeth Strout * Luis Alberto Urrea * Jess Walter * Weike Wang