EW 1000

My Top 10: Elizabeth Gilbert

Junot Diaz' ''Drown'' and George Saunders' ''Pastoralia'' make it onto her list of new classic short stories

ELIZABETH GILBERT PICKS 10 NEW CLASSIC SHORT STORIES

1. Martin Amis' ''The Coincidence of the Arts'' (Heavy Water, 1999)
2. Robert Olen Butler's ''Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot'' (Tabloid Dreams, 1996)
3. Raymond Carver's ''Cathedral'' (Cathedral, 1983)
4. Junot Diaz' ''Drown'' (Drown, 1996)
5. Adam Johnson's ''Teen Sniper'' (Emporium, 2002)
6. Edward P. Jones' ''Adam Robinson Acquires Grandparents and a Little Sister'' (All Aunt Hagar's Children, 2006)
7. Alice Munro's ''Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage'' (Hateship, Friendship..., 2001)
8. Annie Proulx's ''Brokeback Mountain'' (Close Range, 1999)
9. George Saunders' ''Pastoralia'' (Pastoralia, 2000)
10. Tobias Wolff's ''Bullet in the Brain'' (The Night in Question, 1996)

Originally posted Jun 17, 2008 Published in issue #999-1000 Jun 27, 2008 Order article reprints