20 Short Story Collections Every Man Should Read In | Esquire
I was lucky enough to be in a short story-focused workshop at January residency, and it gave me an even greater appreciation for awesome short stories. Short story collections are able to feature a kaleidoscope of voices, styles, and perspectives. They can introduce you to new authors and genres. Here are some of my favorites for the 10 best YA short story anthologies around. This collection is a much-needed addition to literature of disability. The myriad of women authors present a bouquet of strong female protagonists in these sharp tales.
Short stories are more than just a quick fix of fiction for the time-strapped. When crafted well, short stories are like grenades which quickly explode in front of us. They let us dip our toe into strange minds and foreign worlds, or conceal something which lurks behind the pages before sliding into view. Here we round up 20 classic and modern short story collections that should be on everyone's radar, whether you're looking to get more into the form or discover some hidden gems.
At my very first library job, one of the school requests I got was specifically for Young Adult anthologies. The teacher used the stories as a means of getting teens interested in reading in a different way — something short, catchy, and with their reading in mind, young adult anthologies helped encourage new reading experiences and voices to those who might otherwise not be exposed to them outside the typical classroom canonical works. Of course, young adult anthologies are something I care deeply about, having now edited two of my own.