It's been an excellent year in short story collections, but here are 3 from Lesley Nneka Arimah, Daniel Alarcón, and M. John Harrison that stood out.
New fiction on race and class from South African writers.
A recent study claims that readers of literary fiction are more empathetic than readers of genre fiction are. This lit fic fan is skeptical.
A new study claims that reading makes someone more attractive, and we agree.