Mar 22 2007
Stephen King will be announced as the editor for the 2007 Best American Short Stories to be published by Houghton-Mifflin in October. The Best American Short Stories have traditionally been edited by best selling authors but perhaps not one with a publishing record as deep, varied and successful as Mr. King’s. Personally, I think Mr. King is a great editor for this series as he has written novellas and short stories and from his work demonstrates an understanding in the craft difference between a short story and a novel. Some of my favorite King stories and perhaps favorites of the American movie going population, are short stories such as Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, The Body (adapted into Stand by Me), and the more recent, Stationary Bike.