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Video Dispatches from the LA Times Festival of Books

Short Reviewer BookFox has taken his microphone and video camera to the LA Times Festival of Books and has posted his fascinating dispatches. Check out: Author Interviews with T.C. Boyle, … Continue reading

April 29, 2008 · Leave a comment

Short Review Authors News

Chrissie Gittins (whose collection Family Connections is reviewed here) will be reading from her collection at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Monday 11th August 4.30pm, at the Writer’s Retreat, … Continue reading

April 21, 2008 · 1 Comment

Free short story collection

The One Story blog brought to my attention that Small Beer Press, run by Short Review author Kelly Link, ( the review of her collection, Magic for Beginners is here) … Continue reading

April 16, 2008 · Leave a comment

A Better Way of Buying Books

Following on from a previous post about how we’re not in the new-book-selling business at The Short Review, here’s the ideal solution: Better World Books. We love literacy programs like … Continue reading

April 8, 2008 · 1 Comment

"Lumbering" stories

This is from a review in this month’s BookSlut of Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s most recent collection: In early 21st century short fiction, originality is rare. The lumbering “short stories” … Continue reading

April 7, 2008 · Leave a comment

Addictions, balance and borrowing

Several people have used the word “addicted” to describe their feelings towards The Short Review. Short story collections – the new heroin? Will this necessitate government action, a Tsar to … Continue reading

April 3, 2008 · Leave a comment

Issue 6 has arrived: erotica, wolves, ray bradbury and a little history

All of us at The Short Review are delighted to announce the timely arrival of Issue 6, April 2008. This little bundle of joy contains ten new reviews of short … Continue reading

April 2, 2008 · 3 Comments