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All The Stories I’ve Read & Written About in 2019:

Feb 17: VS Pritchett – A Careless Widow, from A Careless Widow & Other Stories (1989)

Feb 16: Edmund White – The Creative Writing Murders, from Chaos (2007)

Feb 15: Saki – The Peace of Mowsle Barton, from The Chronicles of Clovis (1911)

Feb 14: James Joyce – Araby, from Dubliners (1914)

Feb 13: Madeleine Thien – Hiroshige Takes the Sky Train, privately published (2017)

Feb 12: Rob Doyle – Paris Story, from This is the Ritual (2016)

Feb 11: Alexander MacLeod – Good Kids, from Light Lifting (2012)

Feb 10: Teffi – Rasputin, from Subtly Worded (1932)

Feb 9: Viola Meynell – The Letter, from Young Mrs Cruse (1924)

Feb 8: Patricia Highsmith – Sweet Freedom!, from Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes (1987)

Feb 7: Ray Bradbury – The Last Night of the World, from The Illustrated Man (1951)

Feb 6: Peter Carey – Happy Story, from Collected Stories (1995)

Feb 5: Stefan Zweig – Mendel the Bibliophile, from Collected Stories (1929)

Feb 4: Katherine Mansfield – An Ideal Family, from The Garden Party & Other Stories (1922)

Feb 3: Jackie Kay – Physics and Chemistry, from Why Don’t You Stop Talking (2002)

Feb 2: Toby Litt – Mr Kipling, from Adventures in Capitalism (1996)

Feb 1: Lydia Davis – Visit to Her Husband, from Break It Down (1986)

Jan 31: Hans Christian Andersen – The Red Shoes,  from New Fairy Tales (1845)

Jan 30: Honoré de Balzac – An Episode of the Reign of Terror,  from ‘Scenes from Political Life’ (1830)

Jan 29: Anne Griffin – Change Given,  from The Irish Times (2018)

Jan 28: Téa Obreht – Untitled,  from ‘The Book of Men’ (2013)

Jan 27: Robert Walser – A Little Ramble,  from ‘The Walk’ (1917)

Jan 26: Ursula Dubosarsky – Little Wars,  from ‘Stories Inspired by Objects from the Great War’ (2014)

Jan 25: Virginia Woolf – Solid Objects,  from ‘A Haunted House & Other Stories’ (1941)

Jan 24: Selma Lagerlöf – The Eclipse,  from ‘The Stories of Selma Lagerlöf’ (1922)

Jan 23: Peter Bichsel – A Table is a Table,  from ‘Stories for Children’ (1971)

Jan 22: Günter Grass – 1971,  from ‘My Century’ (1999)

Jan 21: Andreas Stichmann – Why Are We Going Back to Watan?,  from ‘Jackie in Silver’ (2008)

Jan 20: Samuel Archibald – In the Midst of the Spiders,  from ‘Arvida’ (2015)

Jan 19: Tove Jansson – The Birthday Party,  from ‘The Listener’ (1971)

Jan 18: Daniel Defoe – A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal,  published in pamphlet form (1706)

Jan 17: Joyce Carol Oates – Where Is Here?,  from ‘Where Is Here’ (1992)

Jan 16: Helen Garner – All Those Bloody Young Catholics,  from ‘Postcards from Surfers’ (1985)

Jan 15: James Kelman – Acid,  from ‘Not Not While the Giro’ (1983)

Jan 14: Elizabeth Berridge – Woman About the House,  from ‘Tell It to a Stranger’ (1947)

Jan 13: Margaret St Clair – Brenda,  from ‘Weird Tales’ (1954)

Jan 12: Kristen Roupenian – Bad Boy,  from ‘You Know You Want This’ (2019)

Jan 11: Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Lights,  from ‘The Eye Witness’ (1912)

Jan 10: Benjamin Hale – Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Boy,  from ‘The Fat Artist’ (2016)

Jan 9: Primo Levi – Lilith,  from ‘Moments of Reprieve’ (1981)

Jan 8: Edna O’Brien – Number Ten,  from ‘Mrs Reinhardt’ (1978)

Jan 7: Akhil Sharma – We Didn’t Like Him,  from ‘A Life of Adventure and Delight’ (2017)

Jan 6: Yiyun Li – House Fire,  from ‘Gold Boy, Emerald Girl’ (2010)

Jan 5: Mollie Panter-Downes – Literary Scandal at the Sewing Party,  from ‘Good Evening, Mrs Craven’ (1941)

Jan 4: EM Forster – Mr Andrews,  from ‘Selected Stories’ (1911)

Jan 3: Arthur Conan Doyle – The Stockbroker’s Clerk,  from ‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’ (1893)

Jan 2: Agatha Christie – The Kidnapped Prime Minister,  from ‘Poirot Investigates’ (1924)

Jan 1: Rudyard Kipling – How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin,  from ‘Just So Stories’ (1902)