Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Writing

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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]

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Alice Munro is quite possibly my favorite author, living or dead. Of all the piles of books littering my apartment, her anthologies are the ones I go back to again and again.