While we do love books of all shapes and sizes, there is just something magical about short stories that enchants readers regardless of their age. Perhaps they remind us of those childhood fairy-tales, or perhaps they just fit in nicely into our hectic days. Maybe some authors write them specifically to be consumed and cherished one at a time. Or maybe some, like Borges, are just too lazy to actually write a long story. Gaiman captures it really nicely when he says that short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner. And while we listen to Gaiman (literally too, his voice will melt you) and meet to discuss themes and structures and world-building of these short stories, we will certainly still be retaining our comfortable beanbags and hot cups of coffee at Dialogues.
There is no restriction on the genre, geography, or language of these stories. And we would ideally want to discuss all possible Short Fiction be it short stories, novelettes, or novellas. Yet, if you feel that there is a story out there that does not fit these labels and is yet worth discussing, bring it along. No book is barred. :)
So, Remember Remember the 10th of November (Sunday) and join us at the Dialogues Cafe Koramangala at 4 pm.