Short Story Collections

Most of the fiction writing classes I’ve taken in college have centered around short stories, because it’s hard to write a good, complete novel in one semester, and I’ve grown to love short stories and certain authors’ collections of them, so I’ve put together this great list of short story collections. If you love a novelist, check out their short stories! This list includes some big names in literary fiction, some popular YA authors, and some authors you’ve likely never heard of, but whom you should check out nonetheless.

The Best American Short Stories of 2017

Bloodchild by Octavia Butler

The Boat by Nam Le

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides

Uncommon Types by Tom Hanks

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hillary Mantel

 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

Bark: Stories by Lorrie Moore

Tenth of December by George Sanders

Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins

My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins

Let It Snow by John Green

Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie

A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris



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