Since 2007, Chris Power has been writing “A brief survey of the short story” in The Guardian. After a decade examining in forensic detail the strengths and weaknesses of so many practitioners of the short form, what happens when you turn your hand to it yourself? He has – justly – been compared to Alice Munro and his stories have been garlanded with praise from Jon McGregor. His stories are profound, tender, precise and artfully crafted.
In conversation with Jennifer O’Connell.