The Best American Short Stories 2020
Written By: , ,
Narrated By: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Date: November 2020
Duration: 16 hours 18 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld selects the twenty best short stories of the year.
"To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time," recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. "They were windows into emotions I had and hadn't had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships."
Decades later, Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this year's edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To read these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish.
The Best American Short Stories 2020 includes stories by T. C. Boyle, Emma Cline, Mary Gaitskill, Andrea Lee, Elizabeth McCracken, Alejandro Pyuana, William Pei Shih, Kevin Wilson, and more.