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Cover Photo: A gold, shiny PEN America Literary Awards symbol against a blue and green background. Next to that, a photo of author Shannon Sanders, smiling in a very heartwarming way.
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Shannon Sanders

“Every interaction between adult siblings presents a chance to get more clarity about the past. Hopefully, we’re able to seize at least some of these chances.”

Oct 09, 2020
Cover Photo: A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Matthew Jeffrey Vegari by Catapult Books
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Matthew Jeffrey Vegari

“I wrote much of the story listening to jazz, including the title song, for inspiration on how to shift without imposing too much of a structure.”

Oct 06, 2020
Cover Photo: The PEN America Literary Awards symbol against a blue and green background. Next to that, a photo of author Willa C. Richards, staring intently into the camera.
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Willa C. Richards

“I wanted to portray the pain of trying to reach someone who is inside their own, unreachable pain, and how this often puts untenable pressure on relationships.”

Sep 24, 2020
Cover Photo: A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Kristen Sahaana Surya by Catapult Books
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Kristen Sahaana Surya

“I think so much art—especially cinema—acts as an instruction manual for women.”

Sep 21, 2020
Cover Photo: The PEN America Literary Awards symbol against a blue and green background. Next to that, a photo of author Sena Moon, smiling.
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Sena Moon

“It’s hard to keep the imposter syndrome at bay.”

Sep 18, 2020
Cover Photo: A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Valerie Hegarty by Catapult Books
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Valerie Hegarty

“Some studies have actually found that a cat's purring can help mend broken bones.”

Sep 14, 2020
Cover Photo: The PEN America Literary Awards symbol against a purple and blue backdrop. Next to it, a photo of author Ani Cooney, staring pensively into the camera.
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Ani Cooney

“Since March, how many have had to grow up fast and be valorous because of amoral, wicked, and cowardly leadership?”

Sep 11, 2020
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A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Damitri Martinez

“I cling to art, sometimes as my only saving grace.”

Sep 08, 2020
Cover Photo: A cover image of the PEN/Dau literary award against a green and blue background, next to short story writer and winner of the PEN/Dau prize, Mohit Manohar.
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Mohit Manohar

“Interracial love has been codified and digitized, and we’ve found that it sells less ads, is less addictive, than its alternative.”

Sep 04, 2020
Cover Photo: A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Mbozi Haimbe by Catapult Books
A Conversation With Best Debut Short Stories 2020 Author Mbozi Haimbe

“I decided to subvert readers’ expectations in terms of the narrative of a diaspora visiting their homeland in order to challenge the myth that all those arriving home from the west are endowed with bags of cash.”

Sep 02, 2020