Short Story Favorites

As part of the announcement for its 2nd annual short story award, the Scotsman asked Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, Kirsty Gunn and others to name their favorite short stories. The writers had to give two answers: one pick by a Scottish writer and one by a ‘world’ writer. The world selections were pretty much all Anglo-Saxon, but Anton Chekhov and Marguerite Duras got mentioned.