Host Ken Jones talks with Melissa Yancy, author of the new story collection Dog Years. The book won the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, sponsored by the University of Pittsburg Press, and one of the most prestigious awards for a book of short fiction. Dog Years was chosen from a field of close to 300 contenders by Richard Russo.
In the words of Anthony Doerr: “Melissa Yancy’s stories make me swoon with recognition. They’re funny and sad in the same breath; they’re incredibly well executed; they’re about the endlessly fascinating machinery of relationships, about the weird intersections of medical technology and human dignity, and about the way time catches up with everyone in the end… Dog Years is cause for celebration.”