The Short Fiction Competition is open for entries! The judge is the dazzling Tommy Orange, whose debut novel, There There, won the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award, was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and was among the most acclaimed books of the year.
NEWS & EVENTS
Three stories from our 2018 catalog have been selected for inclusion in the Best American Short Stories 2019 anthology
FROM THE ARCHIVE
On The Passion of Anna
Translated from the Swedish by Marianne Ruuth
My philosophy (even today) is that there exists an evil that cannot be explained—a virulent, terrifying evil—and humans are the only animals to possess it. An evil that is irrational and not bound by law. Cosmic. Causeless. Nothing frightens people more than incomprehensible, unexplainable evil.
The filming of The Passion of Anna took forty-five days and was quite an ordeal. The screenplay had been written in a white heat. It was more a description of a series of moods than a traditional, dramatic film sequence. Ordinarily I solved any anticipated technical problems immediately in the writing stage, but with this project I chose to deal with the problems during filming. I made this decision to some extent because of a lack of time, but mostly I felt a need to challenge myself . . .