Lately there are brilliant flashes of fiction almost everywhere you look. Foremost in my mind among more contemporary writers is Jorge Luis Borges. Other fine writers of very short pieces (though not all mentioned write exclusively in this form) include.... Donald Barthelme, Thaisa Frank, Elizabeth Bishop (her fables), Italo Calvino, Yasunari Kawabata, Richard Brautigan, Russell Edson, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, and Raymond Carver.

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Thaisa Frank has been named one of the significant writers in California since 1950 by the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association.
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