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The NYTBR Best Books Vote: Why Rick Moody Chose Grace Paley’s “The Collected Stories.”

By Rick Moody

As part of our efforts to uncover The Rest of the Best, we've been contacting the judges to ask what they voted for, and why. Here's Rick Moody:

“I was excited to see on your website that someone nominated SIXTY STORIES, by Barthelme, which is also deserving. Short fiction got short shrift, undeservedly, and Paley, in my view, is the greatest writer of short fiction of the last generation.”

Rick Moody, author of “Demonology.”