The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

cadenza magazine

The reviewer is reviewed. In the new issue 18 of Cadenza magazine, editor Zoe King says The Short Review is: an invaluable resource…Reviews are intelligent, comprehensive and precise, guiding visitors … Continue reading

March 31, 2008 · 1 Comment

New content on the site

The short-story loving folk at Comma Press have created a section on their website entitled “The Short Story: theory and practice” because, they say: “as a publisher and champion of … Continue reading

March 23, 2008 · Leave a comment

Good news for two Short Review authors

Just a quick note to say congratulations – to Roy Kesey on his debut collection, All Over, making the final list for the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year in … Continue reading

March 20, 2008 · Leave a comment

Short story collections are like "a big box of chocolates"

When you’ve won yourself a prize like the Booker Prize, as Anne Enright (whose first published book was a short story collection) did with her novel, The Gathering, then you’re … Continue reading

March 11, 2008 · 4 Comments

Short stories are like pandas

This week A L Kennedy said in the Observer in response to the question “Why don’t we read short stories in Britain?” That’s like saying I don’t like pandas because … Continue reading

March 5, 2008 · Leave a comment

The Millions’ Favourite short story collections & Flash stories on cell-phones

Book blog, The Millions, just held a Short Story Week. At the conclusion of the week they published their 45 favourite short story collections. The list includes quite a few … Continue reading

March 4, 2008 · 1 Comment

Prizes and discussions about reviewing

Congratulations to Jim Shepard who, reports BookFox, has won the $20,000 Short Story Prize for his collection, Like You’d Understand Anyway. BookFox (who reviewed Roddy Doyle’s collection, The Deportees, for … Continue reading

March 1, 2008 · Leave a comment