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Here's a list of some popular short story writers. Search online for more information about them.

Martin Amis (born 1949)
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
Margaret Atwood (born 1939)
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
Ambrose Bierce (1842-c.1914)
Ray Bradbury (born 1920)
Charles Bukowski (1920-1994)
Angela Carter (1940-1992)
Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
John Cheever (1912-1982)
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Kate Chopin (1850-1904)
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
Catherine Crowe (1800-1876)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
A. J. Cronin (1896-1981)
Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)
Dave Eggers (born 1970)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Neil Gaiman (born 1960)
Paul Gallico (1897-1976)
Graham Greene (1904-1991)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
O. Henry (1862-1910)
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995)
Tobias Hill (born 1970)
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
M. R. James (1862-1936)
James Joyce (1882-1941)
Stephen King (born 1947)
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
R. A. Lafferty (1914-2002)
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Doris Lessing (born 1919)
Jack London (1876-1916)
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Alice Munro (born 1931)
H. H. Munro ('Saki') (1870-1916)
R. K. Narayan (1906-2001)
Joyce Carol Oates (born 1938)
Patrick O'Brian (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ
Tim O'Brien (born 1946)
Joe M. O'Connell (born 1959)
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
Frank O'Connor (1903-1966)
Liam O'Flaherty (1896-1984)
John O'Hara (1905-1970)
Grace Paley (born 1922)
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
William Sydney Porter, pen name O. Henry (1862-1910)
Annie Proulx (born 1935)
J. D. Salinger (1919-2010)
Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991)
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
Fay Weldon (born 1931)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Edmund White (born 1940)
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975)
Tobias Wolff (born 1945)

Download and read these classic short stories.

The Signal Man by Charles Dickens
An Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield
The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
The Choice by Edith Wharton

 
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