Short Update on Short Stories

Coming soon to iTunes from the Guardian.co.uk: The Guardian's short stories podcast, in which leading authors - including Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Drabble, Julian Barnes and Helen Simpson - pick their favourite short story by another writer, from Raymond Carver to Angela Carter.

They talk to Lisa Allardice, editor of Guardian Review, about why they've chosen that particular story, and then read the story in full.

The series begins on 11 December 2010.