Articles by Tim Wirkus

June 18, 2015

Can U Tell Me? Short Stories as Pop Songs 0

As I’ve thought through the possible criteria for determining the literary equivalent of a pop song, I’ve thought of so many stories that fit the bill, stories that have gotten under my skin, stories that I have to share. Unable to resist that urge, I’ve put together a Thriller-sized playlist of nine pop-musical short stories.

March 4, 2015

An Infinite Maze: On the Many Voices of the Dublin Murder Squad 2

These novels generate vertiginous thrills as they dramatize the difficulties of understanding ourselves, other people, and the world at large.