Connections: Is short fiction gaining popularity?
When is the last time you read a short story? Novelist Zadie Smith recently turned to short fiction, publishing her first collection of short stories last month. Is the popularity of the medium on the rise? Why are Smith and other authors turning to short stories?
We discuss those questions with local short story writers and publishers, who share trends in the industry. In studio:
- Brian Wood, author of “Joytime Killbox”
- Peter Connors, publisher for BOA Editions
- Kristen Gentry, writer and associate professor of English and creative writing at SUNY Geneseo