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.
Photograph by Julie Keresztes

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.”

The Comfort of Monsters

The Paris Review.

The Paris Review

The Comfort of Monsters

Best American Short Stories

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