According to The Guardian, 2009 was the year of the short story. I’m going to have to agree with them. After all, Oprah chose a short story collection for her book club for the very first time, Alice Munro won the Man Booker International, Elizabeth Strout’s short story collection was awarded the Pulitzer, and great short story collections were published.
One Story’s subscriptions are higher than ever, which surprised us–after all, the economy is forcing all of us to tighten our wallets.
It seems like the popularity of the short story may be on the rise. We must be doing a great job saving it. You can read the rest of what The Guardian said here.
Popularity: 61% [?]