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Best Short Fiction of 2023

  • FICTION

    FAT TIME

    JUNE 20, 2023

FICTION

FAT TIME

by Jeffery Renard Allen

A potentially transformative exhibition of visionary storytelling. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WITNESS

    AUG. 1, 2023

FICTION

WITNESS

by Jamel Brinkley

After just two collections, Brinkley may already be a grand master of the short story. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GAMES AND RITUALS

    APRIL 18, 2023

FICTION

GAMES AND RITUALS

by Katherine Heiny

With this irresistibly amusing, bighearted collection, Heiny again proves she is a master of the short story form. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GOOD WOMEN

    SEPT. 12, 2023

FICTION

GOOD WOMEN

by Halle Hill

A stunning slow burn brimming with observation, emotion, and incident. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WORLD WASN'T READY FOR YOU

    SEPT. 19, 2023

FICTION

THE WORLD WASN'T READY FOR YOU

by Justin C. Key

Key acknowledges all kinds of terrifying possibilities for dreaming the future—and inhabiting the present. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ROMAN STORIES

    OCT. 10, 2023

FICTION

ROMAN STORIES

by Jhumpa Lahiri ; translated by Jhumpa Lahiri with Todd Portnowitz

Filled with intelligence and sorrow, these sharply drawn glimpses of Roman lives create an impressively unified effect. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WEDNESDAY'S CHILD

    SEPT. 5, 2023

FICTION

WEDNESDAY'S CHILD

by Yiyun Li

Quiet, beautiful accounts of journeys through hell. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHITE CAT, BLACK DOG

    MARCH 28, 2023

  • FICTION

    THE CURIOUS LIVES OF NONPROFIT MARTYRS

    AUG. 15, 2023

  • FICTION

    HOLLER, CHILD

    AUG. 29, 2023

  • FICTION

    DEARBORN

    SEPT. 5, 2023

FICTION

DEARBORN

by Ghassan Zeineddine

A fantastic collection heralding the voice of a major new writer. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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