Skip to main content

Short story

Filter by

4 results




Novelist Richard Russo

Russo won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Empire Falls, which was also a national bestseller. His work focuses on the working class. One reviewer writes, he transforms "every day people and seemingly ordinary events into the quintessential." Russo has written a total of five novels, including Mohawk, The Risk Pool and Nobody's Fool, which was made into a film starring Paul Newman. His latest book is The Whore's Child and Other Stories." This story first aired Aug. 19, 2002.


Sam Shepard Reads His Fiction

Segment of a reading by playwright and actor Sam Shepard. It took place at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center in New York on October 6, 1994. Shepard has a new short story collection called "Cruising Paradise."

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?


There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.


Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue