Wigleaf has posted its annual Top 50 of Very Short Fictions, selected by Darlin’ Neal and positiviely teeming with Fictionauts. Says series editor Scott Garson: “Who’s going to stop all these stories? They’re running loose. Who knows what they’ll do next.”
Also on Maud’s blog, Kevin Wilson offeres an appreciation of novelist David Bowman: “There’s something to be said for the strange thrill of having absolutely no idea where you’re going, understanding that the author might not have any idea as well, and not caring.” Kevin’s story “The Museum of Whatnot” is online at Fifty-Two Stories.
Tania Hershman‘s The White Road made the longlist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. With a prize of €35,000 for the winning book, this is the world’s most lucrative award for a short story collection.
Jason Boog has a new online home, where he links to a piece about Amanda Stern‘s Happy Ending reading series, articles Granta, Salon, and The Believer, and a video essay about Hunter S. Thompson in Puerto Rico and the new Johnny Depp adaptation of The Rum Diary. Here it is: