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Week Links: Christmas Presence

The Book Trust has a short story advent calendar with a story/collection recommendation for each day leading up to Christmas.

If anyone’s listening, here are a few collections I’d like for Christmas. Maybe you would too…

Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior


Rower’s If You’re a Girl


Calloway’s What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life?


Feneon’s Novels in Three Lines (the original Flash Fiction).


In 2014 I’d like to see new editions of

Dino Buzzati


Jean Rhys’s collected short stories – surprisingly difficult to get your hands on as the last edition was published over 20 years ago (here’s one read – again – by Miette, here).

I’ve bought people subscriptions to these excellent (though not all, or even mostly, short story) publishers:

Peirene Press



How about you? Please leave links to stories or collections you’d like to give, or receive, in the comments box.

About Joanna Walsh

Writer, drawer. I've written for Granta, Tate, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, and others. I'm also an illustrator, and have created large-scale drawings for The Tate and The Wellcome Institute. Find me by Googling Badaude, or @badaude on Twitter.

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