Alice Munro Becomes 13th Woman to Win Nobel Prize in Literature

Brilliant badass Alice Munro has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Committee announced today. The 82-year-old Canadian short story virtuoso was incredibly Canadian about the honor, remarking that she hopes her win will draw attention to other talented Canadian writers. Classier than Lena Horne serving… » 10/10/13 9:30am 10/10/13 9:30am

Mark Twain’s Illustrated Advice to Little Girls

It is unknown whether it was Mark Twain's actual intention for little girls to read this humorous short story published in 1867, and with selections like "You should ever bear in mind that it is to your kind parents that you are indebted for your food," we think it's safe to say this work wasn't ever meant to be… » 7/19/11 1:02pm 7/19/11 1:02pm

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Writing

Is 2009 the year of the female short story writer? Maybe, but some of the literary lionesses on this list have been at it a long time. We'd add Amy Hempel and Lydia Davis to make an even eight. [Guardian] » 12/11/09 4:30pm 12/11/09 4:30pm