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Another short story to be published only electronically, this time Stephen King’s “Mile 81.” The Scribner’s press release describes it as the “chilling story of an insatiable car and a heroic kid whose worlds collide at an abandoned rest stop on the Maine Turnpike.” The Associated Press and USA Today reports that the e-book will […]


The Guardian‘s Nicholas Lezard reviews a new collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Chosen by Singer himself, the twenty-seven stories in this collection are among those that earned him the Nobel Prize. Lezard calls this collection the “essential” Singer collection, and offers some insight that may be new to American readers. Since Janice […]


Taiye Selasi‘s debut work of fiction, “The Sex Lives of African Girls,” appears in the Spring 2011 issue of Granta. It is a disturbing tale of sexual subjugation–in the sense of both gender and act–told in a chilling second-person narrative. Selasi calls this her “you voice,” and here it is an 11-year-old girl. Approaching novella […]


Best-selling author Karin Slaughter published “Thorn in My Side” exclusively on the Kindle today, and all proceeds will go to local libraries. The story appears on the Huffington Post and in a press release from Slaughter’s charity Save The Libraries.