Anthony Doerr’s Top 10
Anthony Doerr’s short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes, The Story Prize, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories. He said: Here’s a list, in no particular order, compiled late at night on a cross-country flight, of stories that left me dazed. For the record, a list like this is wholly idiosyncratic; for me reading is such a private and personal experience, and I firmly believe every reader should light her own way, draw her own map, make her own discoveries.
|1.||"Ship Fever," Andrea Barrett||2.||"The Dead," James Joyce|
|3.||"Pale Horse, Pale Rider," Katherine Anne Porter||4.||"The Watch," Rick Bass|
|5.||"The Ecstasy of Alfred Russel Wallace," Daniel Mason||6.||"The Ledge," Lawrence Sargent Hall|
|7.||"Say Yes," Tobias Wolff||8.||"Bartleby the Scrivener," Herman Mellville|
|9.||"The Ceiling," Kevin Brockmeier||10.||"The Distance of the Moon," Italo Calvino|