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Novelists go short

The trend kicks off in April with Shriver’s first collection, and continues through June

THE SHORT STORY’S “RENAISSANCE” IS A TROPE THAT HAS BEEN TROTTED OUT by booksellers and commentators throughout the 21st century, though in fact the genre’s popularity has remained relatively steady. That said, this season brings a wave of writers who made their name

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