The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Author of Mother America

Interview with Nuala Ní Chonchúir author of Mother America, reviewed by Susan Haigh How long did it take to write all the stories in your collection? About three years – … Continue reading

July 16, 2013

Review of Tea at the Midland by David Constantine

Tea at the Midland by David Constantine Comma Press, 2012 Reviewed by AJ Kirby “The man in the kitchen garden was watering his beans. The water showed pure silver in the lowering … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 3 Comments


The Foxes Come at Night by Cees Nooteboom Maclehose Press, 2011 Reviewed by Tania Hershman Language is something you inherit, it’s never just you doing the talking, which helps when you’re … Continue reading

July 8, 2013

Review of The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek

The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek   Comma Press, 2012 Reviewed by Melissa Lee-Houghton ‘Wilkie put both hands flat on top of his head and gazed up the edifice of limbs. Many of … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Congratulations: Frank O’Connor and Edge Hill Winning Story Collections!

This week saw two huge announcements in the short story book world – the winners of both the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Edge Hill Prize for … Continue reading

July 4, 2013

Review of And by Jim Mullarkey

And by Jim Mullarkey Doire Press, 2011 Reviewed by Sara Baume “You hoover the bedrooms, over and back, dust,” he said, “everything is dust, dust, dust, and in that dust is … Continue reading

July 4, 2013

Interview with Adnan Mahmutovic

Interview with Adnan Mahmutovic author of How To Fare Well and Stay Fair, reviewed by Melissa Lee-Houghton How long did it take to write all the stories in your collection? … Continue reading

July 1, 2013