Small Odysseys

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THIRTY-FIVE LITERARY LUMINARIES COME TOGETHER FOR A CELEBRATION OF THE SHORT STORY IN THIS COLLECTION OF ALL-NEW WORKS

In 1978, a performance venue called Symphony Space was founded on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Since then, it has been throwing its doors open to the public for annual celebrations of music, art, and literature. Among its most successful programs is Selected Shorts, which seeks out incredible stories by well-known and emerging writers and has them performed by outstanding actors, in person and across the country, onstage at sold-out shows and via radio and podcast.

This collection, originally conceived of as a celebration of Selected Shorts' first 35 years, has grown to become a celebration of the short story itself. Featuring never-before-published stories by many of our most preeminent authors as well as up-and-coming superstars, it represents the short story's rich present and enduring future. Edited by One Story's Hannah Tinti and with a foreword by Neil Gaiman, with a roster including Carmen Maria Machado, Dave Eggers, Edwidge Danticat, Elizabeth Strout, Jess Walter, Lauren Groff, Lisa Ko, Luis Alberta Urrea, Michael Cunningham, Mira Jacob, and Namwali Serpel, the resulting collection is striking, moving, joyful, provocative, and above all extraordinary.


FEATURING
Rabih Alameddine * Jenny Allen * 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 * Lesley Nneka Arimah * Susan Perabo * Helen Phillips * Namwali Serpell * Rivers Solomon * Elizabeth Strout * Luis Alberto Urrea * Jess Walter * Weike Wang