I’ve been hooked on Kevin Wilson’s stories since I got a hold of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth a few years ago. They’re always humorous without feeling light, managing to find strange and exciting ways towards emotion.
I’ve had the chance to listen to a reading of “Pig Week” at a bar in Washington D.C., a sampling of The Family Fang to a packed hall at AWP, and a great story of a young couple coping with a troubled household (including a boy who’s absorbed in video games) at Sewanee in 2012. Each reading had it’s own ambience, but the constant was Kevin’s modest demeanor and smart stories.
So it’s really an honor to work with American Short Fiction to publish his story “The Horror.” And I couldn’t be more pleased to offer his reading from that story as our first ASF podcast.