Catapult Books

Stories

Cover Photo: Photo of author Alex Terrell
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Alex Terrell

“I have always been fascinated by the idea of women being monstrous and beastly because it ruptures the dominant Patriarchal ideal of the shy woman.”

Sep 14, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Lin King
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Lin King

“I wanted to address old-age sexuality, which is in general completely unmentioned in Taiwanese society.”

Sep 12, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Elinam Agbo
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Elinam Agbo

“I love that our stories are beginning to get the attention they deserve, but that’s not enough for me. I want more.”

Sep 05, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Megan Tucker
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Megan Tucker

“The idea here is the casual way children can accept and parrot this kind of simple, black-and-white math about worth. So much so that in a pinch they are willing write off their own mother!”

Aug 31, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Cristina Fríes
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Cristina Fríes

“I thought this exemplified two aspects of the Colombian spirit that interest and delight me: Any festive occasion can become an excuse to start a full-on party; and time is, as a manner of speaking, subjective.”

Aug 29, 2018
Cover Photo: ILLUSTRATION BY JULIA WERTZ 2018
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Aug 28, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Drew McCutchen
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Drew McCutchen

“I like melancholy and characters with weighty histories. I fell in love with Daniel. But I fall in love with all my characters.”

Aug 24, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Lauren Friedlander
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Lauren Friedlander

“I started thinking about immoral women, women who are not merely complicit counterparts to A Bad Man but active participants in cruelty.”

Aug 22, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Grayson Morley
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Grayson Morley

“When writing this story, I was thinking explicitly about a tendency in players to play games as murderous kleptomaniacs.”

Aug 17, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo of author Celeste Mohammed
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 Author Celeste Mohammed

“My focus was on the character and emotions of the immigrant: the loneliness, the sense of loss and disconnection.”

Aug 15, 2018