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Award winning short stories in contemporary literature as your research topic

Analyses of award winning short stories are among the good research paper topics in the field of contemporary literature. There are many short story genres, languages and themes to research and any number of awards you can look at to find source material.

A stack of contemporary literature books. (Credit: Jono's Book Reviews)

A stack of contemporary literature books. (Credit: Jono’s Book Reviews)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on inspirational short stories. Read more

Short story author Alice Munro one of 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Alice Munro at her home in Clinton, Ontario. Canadians expressed pride over her Nobel honor. (Courtesy of Ian Willms for The New York Times)

Alice Munro at her home in Clinton, Ontario. Canadians expressed pride over her Nobel honor. (Courtesy of Ian Willms for The New York Times)

Awards are nothing new for short story author Alice Munro, but with the announcement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winners, the Canadian short story writer of 14 collections adds yet another accolade to her resume. Writers and readers have sung Munro’s praises for years, and, in presenting the award, the Nobel Peace Prize committee proclaimed her the “master of the contemporary short story.” But why? What makes her work so special and deserving of such a high honor? Read more