No Animals We Could Name is Ted Sanders' first book of short stories, and it's the winner of the 2011 Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize for short fiction. While stories vary in subject--from two seemingly bored characters watching infomercials to a grieving mother hounded by a lion made of inanimate objects--they are never short on subtext, tension, or detail. Dan Chaon said of this collection, "Sanders is one of a kind, and this book puts him at the forefront of young writers who are breathing new, fresh life into the short story genre." Join us as we discuss the psychology of animals and how Ted's interests in science and awe at the human condition influence his work.
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