Some of Rivka Galchen’s stories recount growing up in the only Jewish family of an Oklahoma town. Others are (even) more surreal, like one that deals with furniture coming to life.
Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her tales of the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada that made her what the award-giving committee called the “master of the contemporary short story”.
The rap on Susan Steinberg is that her work is too much trouble to pay attention to. That’s unfair. She is one of the best fiction writers in America today, argues Joshua Furst.