Essays One

A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short fiction writer Lydia DavisLydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare Jonathan Franzen has called her a magician of self consciousness, while Rick Moody hails her as the best prose stylist in Am

Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond Frankenstein was just the beginning horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn t exist without the women who created it From Gothic ghost stori

More to the Story

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she s

Savage Gods

After moving with his wife and two children to a smallholding in Ireland, Paul Kingsnorth expects to find contentment It is the goal he has sought to nest, to find home after years of rootlessness as an environmental activist and author Instead he finds that his tools as a writer are failing h

Bunny

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn t be of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England s Warren University A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort a cl

Front Desk

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets Number 1 She lives in a motel, not a big house Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten year old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests Number 2 Her parents hide immigrants And if the mean motel owner, Mr Yao,