Anne-Marie Kinney


The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “The Ritualist” by Anne-Marie Kinney

  A few weeks back I wrote a column about “Optimism” by Angie Kim. In her story, the main character suffers a recent traumatic event, and in her grief, produces a ritual around it. Anne-Marie Kinney’s wonderful story “The Ritualist” (Alaska Quarterly Review, Fall/Winter 2014) explores the nature of rituals through a character whose entire…