Happy 2010, everyone. And get ready for a new spate of short fiction. We got some doozies forthcoming.
Here are ten upcoming short story collections I’m looking forward to this year.
Sam Shepard, Day out of Days (January)
Amy Bloom, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (January) Stories linked by the motif of love.
T.C. Boyle, Wild Child (January) Boyle’s one of our best. A master of the short story.
Richard Bausch, Something is Out There (February) Love the cover art.
Thomas Lynch, Apparition & Late Fictions (February) Haven’t read my review copy yet. Publisher’s Weekly panned it, but Kirkus praised it. Only five stories, but looking forward to the novella.
Brad Watson, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives (March)
Tiphanie Yanique, How to Escape from a Leper Colony (March) Been looking for more fiction from Yanique ever since I read the title story, which won the Boston Review 2005 prize.
Ron Rash, Burning Bright (March) Burning Bright review from I Read A Short Story Today. Title story first published in Ecotone, which has developed quite a nice reputation in its brief but distinguished life.
Robin Black, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This (March)
Aryn Kyle, Boys and Girls Like You and Me (April) Contrary to the title, this one’s all about women and girls.