Reader: Melissa Yancy

Melissa Yancy's short fiction has appeared in One Story, Glimmer Train, Prairie Schooner, Zyzzyva and many other publications. Her story collection Dog Years was selected by Richard Russo for the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, and was a winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction, a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Prize, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, and was longlisted for The Story Prize. She is the recipient of a 2016 NEA Literature Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles where she works as a fundraiser for healthcare causes, and can be found online at

Stories with notes from Melissa Yancy

I Thought I Knew the Answer For a Minute -