by The Editors
Thank you for your readership.
“An impressive debut filled with brilliant stories to revisit.” Rachel León on Morgan Talty’s Night of the Living Rez.
Amber Wheeler Bacon on learning to read Beckett’s “The Expelled.”
FWR editor Eric McDowell and Barrett Bowlin sit down to talk small presses, the fiction of shitty jobs, and Bowlin’s debut collection, Ghosts Caught on Film, winner of the Bridge Eight Press Fiction Prize.
“‘The Bees’ is one hundred percent, additive-free parental nightmare fuel, from the inexplicable screams to the accidental and intentional harms to the final body bags.”
George McCormick and Hemingway scholar Chris Warren discuss Hemingway’s under-appreciated connection to Yellowstone High Country, the inseparability of fiction and biography, and the short story he wishes Hemingway had written.
Barrett Bowlin on Deesha Philyaw’s “Eula” as a sales pitch to students for “why it’s so good and important and essential to read short stories overall.”
“I like writing characters who are in those vulnerable, intense moments, whether it’s at the end or the beginning of a new relationship, arrival in a new city, the beginning of sobriety, or on the eve of or just post a gender transition.” Emily Nagin talks with Lydia Conklin about their debut collection, Rainbow Rainbow.
Benjamin Woodard and Michelle Ross talk microfiction vs. short stories, how to organize a book of 57 stories, and Ross’s new collection, They Kept Running, out now from the University of North Texas Press.
“Re-reading this story now, after the terrible years of Covid, in the shadow of the ghastly war in Ukraine, as famine stalks Africa and the Middle East, one understands the dream of escape.” Lee Thomas on Tamas Dobozy’s story “The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kálmán Once Lived.”