Short stories by Carol Anshaw

Carol is the author of the novels Carry the One, Lucky in the Corner, Seven Moves, Aquamarine, and most recently, Right After the Weather. She has won the Carl Sandburg, Society of Midland Authors, and Ferro-Grumley awards for fiction.

Her short fiction has been anthologized and published in various periodicals including VLS, New Ohio Review, and Tin House. Her stories, “Hammam,” “Elvis Has Left the Building,” and "The Last Speaker of the Language" were chosen for inclusion in Best American Short Stories of 1994, 1998, and 2012 respectively.

Anshaw is a past fellow of the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA in Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a painter. She lives in Chicago and in Amsterdam with her partner, the filmmaker Jessie Ewing.

Listing 2 stories.

A music producer in Chicago helps her friend through heartbreak while she simultaneously examines her own ideas about love in the context of her long affair with a married man.

While on a trip to Paris, a woman questions whether she truly loves her boyfriend, but finds that she wants to befriend his teenage daughter.