Nancy Stohlman reviews Flash Fiction International, a collection of flash fiction edited by Christopher, saying, "One of the revelations I have as I engage with this collection is the uniqueness and distinction of culture and cultural interests and the universality of storytelling that crosses culture." Read the full review here.
Features and Media
Christopher talks to Leonard Schwartz of Jacket 2 about Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars. Check out the full interview now!
An episode called "Song of Myself: Walt Whitman in Other Words" in which are readings and discussion between Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Christopher Merrill and Sholeh Wolpé. Listen to it here.
A symposium arranged by Christopher's co-editor, Robbie Shepard, in which authors from the U.S., Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, India, Australia, and Brazil respond to questions on writing flash fiction (with some interesting rules!). Take a look here.
Sarah Freligh publishes a splendid review on Flash Fiction International on the website of Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Read her thoughts on it here.
An insightful review by Elizabeth Morton from New Zealand. In it, she touches on her perspective of having her own country represented in its publication. Read it here.
A new review by Andrew Bertaina of Fiction Southeast on Flash Fiction International. Read his thoughts here.
Christopher talks to Andrés Hoyos about creative writing. Read it here in Spanish!
A great review by Roger Cox, citing: "Fragmented and rather fine, Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around The World is no flash in the pan." Read more here.
Christopher converses with Irish novelist, Joseph O'Connor about creativity at the 2015 annual U.S. Embassy Dublin conference. Watch the video.