The Best American Short Stories 2003

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The Best American Short Stories 2003, a volume in The Best American Short Stories series, was edited by Katrina Kennison and by guest editor Walter Mosley.[1][2][3]

Short stories included[edit]

Author Story Source
Mary Yukari Water "Rationing" The Missouri Review
Susan Straight "Mines" Zoetrope
Mona Simpson "Coins" Harper's Magazine
Jess Row "Heaven Lake" Harvard Review
Emily Ishem Raboteau "Kavita Through Glass" Tin House
Sharon Pomerantz "Ghost Knife" Ploughshares
Marilene Phipps "Marie-Ange's Ginen" Callaloo
Dean Paschall "Moriya" Ontario Review
ZZ Packer "Every Tongue Shall Confess" Ploughshares
Nicole Krauss "Further Emergencies" Esquire
Adam Haslett "Devotion" The Yale Review
Ryan Harty "Why the Sky Turns Red When the Sun Goes Down" Tin House
Louise Erdrich "Shamengwa" The New Yorker
Anthony Doerr "The Shell Collector" Chicago Review
E. L. Doctorow "Baby Wilson" The New Yorker
Edwidge Danticat "Night Talkers" Callaloo
Rand Richards Cooper "Johnny Hamburger" Esquire
Dan Chaon "The Bees" Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Kevin Brockmeier "Space" The Georgia Review
Dorothy Allison "Compassion" Tin House

Other notable stories[edit]

Among the other notable writers whose stories were among the "100 Other Distinguished Stories of 2002" were Andrea Barrett, Rick Bass, Robert Coover, Donald Hall, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, John Updike and John Edgar Wideman.


  1. ^ Kennison, Katrina and Mosley, Walter(editors), The Best American Short Stories 2003 Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2003.
  2. ^ Publishers Weekly, August 11, 2003
  3. ^ Molly McQuade, Realism re-examined ; Short-story anthologies and collections that offer respite from the fiction malfunction, Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2004