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Curtis Smith

Curtis Smith has published over 100 stories and essays, and his work has been cited by or included in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Spiritual Writing, The Best Small Fictions, and the upcoming Norton anthology New Microfictions. He’s worked with independent publishers to put out five story collections, four novels, two essay collections, and a work of creative nonfiction. His most recent book is Lovepain, a novel from Braddock Avenue Books.

In Conversation

STEVE ALMOND with Curt Smith

I felt like Bad Stories was the kind of book I needed to talk about, one that put the political angst of these past two years under the microscope and gave me the chance to better understand the roots of a narrative so haywire and vicious that it sometimes overwhelms my reserves of logic.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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