Name one short story that inspired you to write short stories yourself?
Well, it was in college I first read and tried to write real short stories, so probably I'd have to say the famous "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
Who are your five favorite short story writers?
Lydia Davis, Italo Calvino, Anton Chekhov, Clarice Lispector, Joy Williams.
What are five short stories that you would recommend everybody should read?
Any by those named above.
If you could fight any character in a short story who would that be?
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