Story writers

Three brilliant short story writers: Elizabeth McCracken, Rivka Galchen and Lydia Davis

The three American writers in question here are all fiercely original creators of fiction, owners of voices outsized by their idiosyncrasy and ambition. Elizabeth McCracken is perhaps the most conventional of the three, but no less daring or inflexible. The quiet and terrifying stories of “Dumbfounded” (Dial Press, $26) all centered on loss or disaster. […]