The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines. Review

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines Salt Publishing 2015 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I used to believe in plots, but they’re too insistent and simple; there’s no such thing as a single … Continue reading

May 2, 2016

SHORT: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose Forms. Review

Alan Ziegler, editor. Alan Ziegler is professor of Writing and Director of Pedagogy at Columbia University’s school of Arts. Author of Love at First Sight, The Swan Song of Vauderville, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Review: The Trouble with Flying and other stories, edited by Richard Rossiter with Susan Midalia

The Trouble with Flying and other stories Edited by Richard Rossiter with Susan Midalia Contributing authors: Claire Aman, Rosie Barter, Leanne Browning, Linda Brucesmith, Peter Curry, Lauren Foley, Kathy George, Paulette … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Selected Stories by Kjell Askildsen. Review.

Selected Stories by Kjell Askildsen, translated by Sean Kinsella. Dalkey Archive, 2014 Reviewed by Aiden O’Reilly “The sun was nearing the mountains in the west; a haze lingered over the town, and there … Continue reading

February 26, 2015

Q&A with Daniela I. Norris

Q&A with Daniela I. Norris author of Collecting Feathers, reviewed by Cath Barton About the author: Daniela I. Norris, a former diplomat turned political writer – and with 
age and wisdom – inspirational … Continue reading

February 5, 2015

Collecting Feathers by Daniela I. Norris: Review

Collecting Feathers by Daniela I. Norris Soul Rock Books, 2014 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I had a job passed down from mother to daughter in my family for at least three generations. It … Continue reading

December 16, 2014

The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim: review

The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim Translated by Jonathan Wright. Comma Press, 2013 Reviewed by Elaine Chiew “If there was a special search engine for dreams, like Google, all dreamers would find their … Continue reading

November 27, 2014
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