shining the spotlight on short story collections
I’ve just finished the (non-complete) list of short story collections and anthologies published this month, and by my count it is 96. Pretty impressive, don’t you think? A quick rundown:
Get yourself some classics. Re-issues this month include:
The Complete Stalky and Co by Rudyard Kipling
The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Billy Budd, Sailor and Selected Tales by Herman Melville
The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Fables, and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
White Nights and Other Stories (Thrift Edition) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells
Some of the debut collections seeing the light:
In All Probability: A Collection of Short Stories by Steve Morris
The National Virginity Pledge by Barry Graham – which must win a prize for most intriguing title!
Elephants in Our Bedroom by Michael Czyzniejewski
To Make a Long Story Short by Timothy Patrick
My Mother Never Dies by Claire Castillon, translated by Alison Anderson – the first English translation of the work of this French author of several novels.
Animal by Alexandra Leggat
A few of the other single author collections:
The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories by Catherine Brady – her first collection, Curled in the Bed of Love, was the winner of the 2002 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
The Indian Who Bombed Berlin and Other Stories by Ralph Salisbury, author of seven collections of poetry and several books of short stories.
Pandora’s Box by Irene Armistead, her third short story collection
Flesh and Blood and Other Stories by Michael Lister, a collection of John Jordan mysteries by the novelist, essayist, playwright and screenwriter
A quick glance at some of the eye-opening anthologies:
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance by Trisha Telep,
Missionary No More: Purple Panties 2 by Zane
Girl Fun One: Adventures in Lesbian Loving by Miranda Forbes
A Straw Epic and Other Stories: Rajasthani Tales by Vijay Dan Detha, Kailash Kabir, and Christi A. Merrill,
Caine Prize for African Writing by The Caine Prize,
Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction (Latin American Literature) by Uribe, Alvaro,
the Sea of Azov by Anne Joseph [I must come clean – I have a short story in this anthology. Ed.],
A New Omnibus of Crime by Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert.
Check out the full (non-complete) list on The Short Review! If I have missed out your collection, leave me a comment here with the details and I will add it.