The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review of Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

Stay Awake by Dan Chaon Ballantine Books, 2012 Reviewed by Mario Guslandi        “Daddy is on his way home to kill us,”  (The Farm, The Gold, The Lily-White Hands) There are some … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

From the archives: Review of The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2009 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “If someone asks me ‘Where does he live?’ should I answer ‘Well, right now … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Unthology No. 3

Unthology No. 3 Edited by Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes        Unthank books,  2012 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel  The pie base slides down the steel slope and comes to rest just beyond … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of How to Fare Well And Stay Fair by Adnan Mahmutović

How to Fare Well And Stay Fair by Adnan Mahmutović     Salt, 2012 Reviewed by Melissa Lee-Houghton ‘Still, wherever we are, there remains the MYTH, all defined, capitalized and italicized, built up from … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview with Tina Makereti author of Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa

Interview with Tina Makereti, author of Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, reviewed by Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Review of Twice in a Lifetime, by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson

  Twice in a Lifetime  by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson            Translated from the Icelandic by Maria Helga Guðmundsdóttir and Anna Benassi   Comma Press, September 2011 Reviewed by … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review: Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa, by Tina Makereti

Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa Tina Makereti Huia Publishers, 2010 Reviewed by Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson “That last afternoon with Koro Joe was like a clue to the boy. There was a trail … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment