Turn the Page: New Releases for the Week of 1/12

A host of good reads hit our shelves this week! Master storytellers George Saunders and Kevin Barry return in celebration of the short story, while new titles in the history section revisit 1960s-era tensions and look back even further to a 16th-century Arctic exploration. And taking the top spot in our highlights is Alexi Pappas' … Continue reading Turn the Page: New Releases for the Week of 1/12

Michael Andreasen on sci-fi, crossword puzzles & ‘bizarre little video games’

Michael Andreasen's surreal short story collection, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover, just hit shelves, but it's already getting tons of buzz from places like Publisher's Weekly and the Chicago Review of Books. One of our Inventory Managers, Raul, calls it "Magnificent, enchanting, and full of literary verve.” Check out Andreasen's answers to The BookPeople Questionnaire … Continue reading Michael Andreasen on sci-fi, crossword puzzles & ‘bizarre little video games’

Short Fiction Time Continued: Anthologies

5 Short Stories Which Make Their Collection (or Anthology) Worth Buying~ post by BenIt seems my supervisors are foolish enough to let this madness continue. So, once again, it's short fiction time.Time has passed. Perhaps we've started to branch out since the last post. A short story collection or two may have passed over our … Continue reading Short Fiction Time Continued: Anthologies

“THE BOOK OF SAUNDERS” PREMIERES 5/16 @ 9:30PM EST

~post by Ben I'll admit, the first fifteen minutes after reading this announcement was spent gargling in my excitement, until I realized I don't live in upstate New York. BUT if you do, a new, half-hour documentary on American short story master, George Saunders, will air tomorrow night, 5/16 at 9:30PM (EST) on WCNY TV. … Continue reading “THE BOOK OF SAUNDERS” PREMIERES 5/16 @ 9:30PM EST

George Saunders Wins The Folio Prize

George Saunders, veritable King of the Short Story at this point, has gone ahead and won yet another thing, this time in England. Moments ago, Saunders was announced the winner of the inaugural Folio Prize for his can't-beat-it-don't-even-try collection, Tenth of December (published by Bloomsbury Books over in the UK; Random House here in the US). From … Continue reading George Saunders Wins The Folio Prize

George Saunders Wins Story Prize

Bestselling author George Saunders took home the Story Prize last night for his collection, Tenth of December. In addition to honor and glory and yet more applause for these terrific, funny, strange stories, Saunders received a check for $20,000. From the judges: "George Saunders offers a vision and version of our world that takes into account the serious … Continue reading George Saunders Wins Story Prize

Story Prize Finalists Announced

The Story Prize announced its three finalists today for this year's award, which recognizes outstanding short fiction: Tenth of December by George Saunders Archangel by Andrea Barrett Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee Some of us (maybe it was even perhaps the person typing up this post) have been gushing about Rebecca Lee for quite some time now: "I … Continue reading Story Prize Finalists Announced