It’s National Short Story Day. There’s lots going on over on the official site. As part of the celebration I’d like to point you in the direction of some of the short fiction I’ve enjoyed this year.

First there’s my recent review of a rather wonderful collection reissued in an expanded edition this year.

Also, this year I started quizzing short fiction authors on their lives in short fiction. I’m planning to post more of these in 2012, but in the meantime, check these great posts by some fantastic authors of short fiction.

Meanwhile, over on my tumblr The Short and Long Of It it’s short story day (nearly) every day as I post links to short fiction related stuff found on the web that I rather like. Check out the archive to see the full range of stuff I’ve like this year. 

Lastly, here’s Kenneth Branagh reading my favourite Chekhov story. Have the tissues ready, it’s a heartbreaker.

Happy National Short Story Day.