For the past several years, I’ve been asking readers to vote on the New Yorker Story of the Year. It’s fun, but meaningless. Emphasis on the meaningless. Instead, let me just tell you what my favorite stories of the year are. If you have other favorites, or reactions to my picks, please do leave a comment below. The links are to the discussion of the story on this blog:
Tessa Hadley: Experience
Paul Theroux: I’m the Meat, You’re the Knife
Joyce Carol Oates: Mastiff
Sherman Alexie: Happy Trails
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi: Checking Out
What were your favorites?