Short Takes: News and Reviews

Welcome to Short Takes. Below you’ll find all the news, interviews, events, and reviews that you might have missed or can look forward to in the coming months. NEW AUTHORS: Becky Mandelbaum’s Bad Kansas won the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. “What’s most impressive about this collection of stories, in which Kansas is as…

Behind the Book: Charleston Syllabus

On the evening of June 17, 2015, Dylann Storm Roof, a young white man, entered Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, invited in by the African American parishioners. For an hour he sat among them during a Wednesday night Bible study session as they read from the Book of Mark. And then he opened…