This week we’re reading a short story from Nick White’s debut collection that was recommended by author Alissa Nutting. You can read the story here, via Electric Literature. White’s story prompts a discussion of the book business, specifically the rarity of short story collections published by big presses and how both the hype machine for young authors and the pushback against the hype machine for young authors can grow quickly tiresome.
Also this week: We begin what will surely be a multi-week exploration of book influencers (book-fluencers?) on Instagram.
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