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In 2015, Some Of The Best Writing Was Short

LaTonya Jones, the daughter of Bettie Jones, holds a picture of her mother during a vigil outside her home on December 27 in Chicago, Illinois. Bettie Jones was shot and killed yesterday at the front door of her home by police responding to a domestic dispute call made by her upstairs neighbor. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
LaTonya Jones, the daughter of Bettie Jones, holds a picture of her mother during a vigil outside her home on December 27 in Chicago, Illinois. Bettie Jones was shot and killed yesterday at the front door of her home by police responding to a domestic dispute call made by her upstairs neighbor. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In looking back on her favorite reads from 2015, NPR books and publishing correspondentLynn Neary realized that many of them were short story collections.

She talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about what makes a good short story, and which collections highlighted a genre that seems to be picking up steam in the age of digital readers and short attention spans.

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