The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Q&A with Sarah Gerkensmeyer

author of What You Are Now Enjoying, reviewed by Cherry Potts About the author:  Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s What You Are Now Enjoying was selected by Stewart O’Nan as winner of the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014

What You Are Now Enjoying by Sarah Gerkensmeyer: Review

What You Are Now Enjoying by Sarah Gerkensmeyer Autumn House Press, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “The Monster who has been haunting me since I was a kid is depressed. We sit on … Continue reading

October 21, 2014

Unthology 5: Review

Unthology 5 Editors: Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones Contributing authors: Elizabeth Baines, Roelof Bakker, Sarah Bower, Garrie Fletcher, Victoria Heath, Maggie Ling, Mark Mayes, CS Mee, Andrew Oldham, Angela Readman, John … Continue reading

October 6, 2014

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology volume 6: Review

Bristol Short Story Prize Volume 6 Authors: Deepa Anappara, Michael Bird, Joanna Campbell, Ric Carter, Ruth Corkill, Anne Corlett, Krishan Coupland, Martin Cromie, Allan Drew, Uschi Gatward, Jane Healey, Aaron … Continue reading

September 21, 2014

Aimee Bender, The Color Master – review by Cherry Potts

The Color Master by Aimee Bender Windmill Books, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “Do you know the king wants to marry his daughter? Her eyes flashed, for a second, with anger. What? … Continue reading

September 8, 2014

SaltWater by Lane Ashfeldt: Review

SaltWater by Lane Ashfeldt Liberties Press, 2014 Reviewed by Cath Barton “The taste of tobacco filled his mouth and made it water. Jim spat, and he felt ready for the sea again. You … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

Rivka Galchen, American Innovations: Review

American Innovations by Rivka Galchen Fourth Estate, May 2014 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “I had not always – had not even long – been a daylight ghost, a layabout, a mal pensant, a … Continue reading

August 5, 2014
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