The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

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

Astray by Emma Donoghue, reviewed by Sarah Schofield

Astray by Emma Donoghue Picador, 2012 Reviewed by Sarah Schofield “‘Could you bear it, really, Caro? Leaving England behind?’ What’s the harm in humouring him? ‘I expect I would hate it at first,’ … Continue reading

July 20, 2014

Q&A with Peter Tieryas Liu, author of Watering Heaven

Interview with Peter Tieryas Liu author of Watering Heaven, reviewed by Elaine Chiew Peter Tieryas Liu is the author of Bald New World and Watering Heaven. His work has been published … Continue reading

July 13, 2014

Peter Tieryas Liu, Watering Heaven: Review

Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu Signal8Press, 2012 Reviewed by Elaine Chiew “‘It’s silence I want to hear,’ he said.  ‘That single instance where a person is bare and pure and doesn’t … Continue reading

July 13, 2014

Fractals: Short Stories by Joanna Walsh. Review.

Fractals: Short Stories by Joanna Walsh 3:AM Press, 2013 Reviewed by Hannah Tuson “All your life you’ve been asked to choose: to be the woman who didn’t drink canned sodas, who didn’t watch American television … Continue reading

June 16, 2014

Unthology 4: Review

Unthology 4 Editors: Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes. Contributing authors: Joshua Allen, Sarah Bower, Carys Bray, Ruby Cowling, Michael Crossan, Sarah Evans,  Rodge Glass, Marc Owen Jones, Rowena Macdonald, Aiden O’Reilly, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014
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