Short Stories

Join the Greek Squad

Stepping away from Paris for just a second, I wanted to post an interview that I did that just came out in Context #22, a great resource for people interested in finding out more about literature in translation. It’s put together by the formidable Martin Riker of Dalkey Archive and the magazine is packed full…

I’d Like More, Please!

A master of metafictional writing reminiscent of the French nouveau roman writers of the Fifties and in particular Marguerite Duras, Amanda Michalopoulou invites us to view the world of one story presented through a prismatic lens of its characters in I’d Like, a collection of thirteen gritty and poignant short stories. I’d like…to know why…

Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

Discovering the works of Argentinean writer Julio Cortazar is like walking into someone else’s dream and living there for awhile. Vivid and surreal with just enough touches of reality to keep you grounded, Cortazar is undoubtedly a master of the short story not only for his depth, but for the simple fact that he has…