This week, two stories about identity, appearance, and longing that all depend on how you look at it. More


On this program, one of Brazil’s most famous writers known for her beautiful and mysterious work. More


We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the beloved children's classic with great readings from our favorite chapters. More


On this episode, two stories about love in the modern age, and dramatic readings of OK Cupid posts. More


Three works about entering uncharted territories. More


Writer Heidi Julavits and artist Leanne Shapton host a show featuring readings from "Women in Clothes," their bestselling compendium More


We celebrate the New Yorker writer and doyenne of the Algonquin Roundtable of literary wits, Dorothy Parker. More


Stories taken from the bestselling anthology Women in Clothes - essentially a fascinating conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. More


SELECTED SHORTS’ late host and creator Isaiah Sheffer died last November, and we’re marking the occasion with a repeat of this special program celebrating his work. It’s hosted by writer Colum McCann. Sheffer presided over SELECTED SHORTS for nearly thirty years, curating a wide range of classic and contemporary fiction from all over the world. […] More


SELECTED SHORTS celebrates its late host and creator Isaiah Sheffer in this special program hosted by Colum McCann. Isaiah Sheffer presided over SELECTED SHORTS for nearly thirty years, curating a wide range of classic and contemporary fiction from all over the world.  “Stories were our glue, Isaiah knew that,” says McCann.  “They had to be […] More