short story http://wamc.org en "The Other Language" By Francesca Marciano http://wamc.org/post/other-language-francesca-marciano <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>The Other Language</em>, Francesca Marciano, the acclaimed author of <em>Rules of the Wild</em>, gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the power of change—in relationships, in geographies, and across cultures—to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves.</p><p>Francesca Marciano will be in Albany today participating in two <a href="http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/marciano_francesca14.html">New York State Writer's Institute</a> events.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87919 at http://wamc.org "The Other Language" By Francesca Marciano "Tenth Of December" By George Saunders http://wamc.org/post/tenth-december-george-saunders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.georgesaundersbooks.com/">George Saunders’</a> <em>Tenth of December</em> was named one of the best books of last year by <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>, <em>NPR</em>, <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>, <em>New York</em>, <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>, <em>BookPage</em>, <em>Shelf Awareness</em>, and <em>People</em>. It was a National Book Award finalist and won the <a href="http://www.thefolioprize.com/">Folio prize</a>.</p><p>The collection of short stories scriven in Saunder’s signature sportive and startling style is now available in paperback.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87708 at http://wamc.org "Tenth Of December" By George Saunders Best Of 2013 - Fiction - George Saunders' "Tenth Of December" http://wamc.org/post/best-2013-fiction-george-saunders-tenth-december <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our interview with George Saunders originally aired on The Book Show. It is online <a href="http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1286-george-saunders">here</a>.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80659 at http://wamc.org Best Of 2013 - Fiction - George Saunders' "Tenth Of December" Siena College Professor Karin Lin-Greenberg Wins Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction http://wamc.org/post/siena-college-professor-karin-lin-greenberg-wins-flannery-o-connor-award-short-fiction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Karin Lin-Greenberg is an Assistant Professor at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. She is also an author and it was recently announced that her story collection, <em>Faulty Predictions</em>, won the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. This competitive award helps emerging writers get their work published and recognized nationally.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Samantha Bove 80312 at http://wamc.org Siena College Professor Karin Lin-Greenberg Wins Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction The Book Show #1320 - T.C. Boyle http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1320-tc-boyle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The New York Times has called T. C. Boyle “one of the most inventive and verbally exuberant writers of his generation.”</p><p>Boyle is the bestselling author of fourteen novels and nine short story collections. His newest book is <em>T. C. Boyle Stories II</em>, a 944-page sequel to <em>T. C. Boyle Stories I</em> -published in 1998.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76754 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1320 - T.C. Boyle The Book Show #1297 - Sam Lipsyte http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1297-sam-lipsyte <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374298904/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0374298904&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Fun Parts: Stories</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0374298904" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> is a hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called “the novelist of his generation.”</p><p>Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller <em>The Ask</em>, offers up a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt collection of stories, some first published in <em>The New Yorker</em>, <em>The Paris Review</em>, or <em>Playboy</em>.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65379 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1297 - Sam Lipsyte Junot Diaz at Bard College on 4/1 http://wamc.org/post/junot-diaz-bard-college-41 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, <em>Drown</em>, established him as a major new writer. His first novel, <em>The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao</em>, won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest, <em>This Is How You Lose Her</em>, features nine stories. At the center of each - is Yunior, a Dominican American who, despite his macho exterior, aches to be loved and the book explores the haunting, impossible power of love.</p><p>Diaz will be at <a href="http://www.bard.edu/news/events/event.php?eid=118011&amp;year=2013&amp;month=04&amp;day=1">Bard College</a> on Monday, April 1st.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61043 at http://wamc.org Junot Diaz at Bard College on 4/1 The Book Show #1286 - George Saunders http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1286-george-saunders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>George Saunders is renowned for his six collections of short stories, novellas, and his non-fiction essays.</p><p>His most recent work, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812993802/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0812993802&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Tenth of December: Stories</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0812993802" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, was reviewed for <em>The New York Time Magazine</em> with the headline: "George Saunders has written the best book you’ll read this year."</p><p>The collected stories are dark yet funny, desperate yet hopeful.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59566 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1286 - George Saunders "Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories" by Karen Russell http://wamc.org/post/vampires-lemon-grove-stories-karen-russell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Author Karen Russell made quite a splash with her terrific 2011 novel, <em>Swamplandia</em>. Now she is back with a terrific short story collection entitled, <em>Vampires in the Lemon Grove</em>.</p><p>Karen Russell is one of today’s most celebrated and vital writers—honored in <em>The New Yorker’s</em> list of the twenty best writers under the age of forty. Her wondrous new work displays a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59661 at http://wamc.org "Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories" by Karen Russell