The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Wake Up Booker! The Indy Praises Short Story Collections

In today’s Independent newspaper, in an article entitled “Short-haul fiction, long-term benefits”, Boyd Tonkin says: Here’s a star-spangled shortlist of leading writers who have published, or soon will publish, works … Continue reading

July 31, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dzanc’s Best of the Web 2009

Dzanc Books is one of those independent publishers that makes short story lovers cheer and jump up and down. Not only does Dzanc publish great books (read reviews of Roy … Continue reading

July 20, 2009 · 1 Comment

"Most Imaginative" Sci Fi Author Wins the Edge Hill Prize!

Shocker in the short story world – Chris Beckett, author of the Turing Test, published by Elastic Press, has beaten heavyweight writers of “literary fiction” Anne Enright, Ali Smith, Gerard … Continue reading

July 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize

We welcome Ailsa Cox, fiction writer, critic, tutor of creative writing, and one of the coordinators of the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story, giving us a quick peak … Continue reading

July 2, 2009 · 4 Comments

2009 Frank O’Connor Award Shortlist Revealed

The Frank O’Connor Award shortlist has been revealed. At 35,000 euro, this is the biggest prize in the world for a short story collection, and previous winners include Haruki Murakami, … Continue reading

July 1, 2009 · 3 Comments