Editor Aleksandar Hemon's selection for this
year's edition of one of the most rewarding anthologies around includes writers
as well-known as Hilary Mantel, author of the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf
Hall, and as unfamiliarly dazzling as Lucian Dan Teodorovici (Romania),
Anita Konkka (Finland), and Olga Tokarczuk (Poland). With contributions from 37
countries, and a preface by Colum McCann.
June 19: On this day in 1816, the Shelleys, Lord Byron, and entourage gathered at the Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva to tell the ghost stories that would trigger Frankenstein. This most legendary of storm-tossed evenings inspired…