Monday, October 27, 2008
Short Story Authors I've Liked
In no particular order, these are short story authors I've liked a lot:
Ring Lardner (master of the form)
John O'Hara (under-rated author)
Bobbie Ann Mason
T.C. Boyle (but his 8 pound story collection is just too heavy.)
Eudora Welty (wonder if I would still like them though.)
I used to like Saki as a teen, and Poe of course. So many comic book stories really qualify as short stories too.
hmm, umm, list is shorter than I thought it would be. I used to always buy those Pushcart Annuals of short stories but haven't in a while. And the Best American Short Story collection. Although I've read good stories in the New Yorker, so often I'm left with the huh, what was that about?
Any writer you'd like to put on the list?
What about you? Favorite short story authors?