NPR’s Here and Now with Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young had a fascinating report at the beginning of the week about the latest name-brand unpublished work to be discovered and shared in The Strand magazine. It’s the never-before-seen short story “Almost Like Christmas,” involving a Southern schoolteacher, by Joseph Heller.
We were curious about a few more aspects not covered by NPR and got in touch with The Strand managing editor Andrew Gulli. How, for example, does he get clearance for each one of these finds, something he has been focusing on in recent years?
“I had to go to through the estate who granted us the rights to publish the story,” Gulli explains. “ICM were terrific and easy to work with.”