The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Short story collection news: Short story collection wins New Zealand’s Montana Medal for Fiction or Poetry.

Charlotte Grimshaw’s collection, Opportunity, has won New Zealand’s prestigious Montana Medal for Fiction. The judges said of the collection: “By turns touching, funny, dark, and redemptive, this is a book … Continue reading

July 25, 2008 · 1 Comment

How to sell short story collections

(Cross-posted with TaniaWrites.) Very interesting guest post over at Dawn’s She Is Too Fond of Books blog by Christopher Meeks, author of two short story collections, The Middle Aged Man … Continue reading

July 18, 2008 · 3 Comments

Karen Russell longlisted for Dylan Thomas Award for Young Writers

Short Review author Karen Russell’s collection, St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Literary Prize for Young Writers. The winner will receive … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · Leave a comment

Clare Wigfall wins BBC National Short Story Award!

Many many congratulations to Short Review author Clare Wigfall, who has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for her story, The Numbers. I listened to “The Numbers” the … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · 3 Comments

Martha Kearney: BBC Judging the National Short Story Award

This from the Financial Times, where Martha Kearney talks about judging the BBC National Short Story Award. I have enjoyed short stories through most of my life, and found the … Continue reading

July 12, 2008 · Leave a comment

Story competition news: Margot Singer wins 2008 Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers

The Pale of Settlement by Margot Singer has won the 2008 Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers. Final judge Cathy Hankla, who selected the winning title, writes: THE PALE OF SETTLEMENT … Continue reading

July 10, 2008 · Leave a comment

Issue 9 July 2008 of The Short Review

Well, we are at issue 9 already, almost at our hundredth review…. not quite!What do we have this month? Four collections that were longlisted for the world’s richest short story … Continue reading

July 7, 2008 · Leave a comment

Claire Keegan wins the Edge Hill Prize for a short story collection

Thank you to Elizabeth Baines for alerting me to the fact that Claire Keegan has won the Edge Hill Short Story Competition for her second collection, Walk the Blue Fields. … Continue reading

July 5, 2008 · 1 Comment

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins World’s Richest Prize for Short Story Collection

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth so impressed the judges of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story award that they decided not to even bother with a shortlist and simply announce her … Continue reading

July 5, 2008 · 1 Comment

Short Review author shortlisted for BBC National Short Story Award

Congratulations to Short Review author Clare Wigfall, whose collection The Loudest Sound and Nothing we reviewed a few months ago, has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award … Continue reading

July 4, 2008 · Leave a comment