Selected Shorts: 25 Years of Surprises

Reading Group by Shaun Tan

The four tales on this week’s program were all recorded at a live performance celebrating 25 seasons of Selected Shorts. These are great stories, each with hidden surprises.  We’ve got Amy Hempel’s road trip tale, “Jesus is Waiting,” (read by Mary Stuart Masterson);  “Swimmers” by Daniela Maristany (winner of the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Writing Contest); “Number 10,” by Edna O’Brien on the perils of sleepwalking (read by Marian Seldes); and a piece by Shaun Tan, “No Other Country,” (read by Campbell Scott), which brings all the beauty and strangeness of Tan’s artwork into the land of literary fiction. Here’s to the next 25 years of Selected Shorts! To listen to the podcast of this show, go here. To find your local time/station, go here.