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The short story is alive and thriving and I thought it would be interesting to make a list of the best contemporary ones—a fool's errand, of course. This list is wildly subjective and presented in no particular order. It is also biased towards American/British writers.

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Victory Lap by George Saunders

St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu

The Grotesques by Sarah Hall

The Irish Wedding by Elizabeth McCracken

The Husband Stitch by Carmen Maria Machado

Seams by Olga Tokarczuk

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Welcome to /r/literature, a community for deeper discussions of plays, poetry, short stories, and novels. Discussions of literary criticism, literary history, literary theory, and critical theory are also welcome. Book recommendations and homework help are off topic for this subreddit.
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