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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 correspondent Lynn 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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