The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review of Jonathan Pinnock’s Dot Dash, by Sara Baume

Dot Dash by Jonathan Pinnock Salt, 2012 Reviewed by Sara Baume “At that point he realised that what was wrong with the world was not that we didn’t talk to each … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interview with Jonathan Pinnock, author of Dot Dash

Interview with Jonathan Pinnock author of Dot Dash, reviewed by Sara Baume How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? The original version of … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review of Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Spaces

Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Spaces Edited by Roelof Bakker Negative Press London, 2012 Reviewed by Sara Baume ‘Jesus loves me,’ said the man.  He had passed the … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Review of Silver Threads of Hope edited by Sinead Gleeson

Silver Threads of Hope edited by Sinead Gleeson New Island 2012 Authors: Kevin Barry, Greg Baxter, Dermot Bolger, John Boyne, Declan Burke, John Butler, Trevor Byrne, Emma Donoghue, Roddy Doyle, … Continue reading

February 5, 2013

Interview with Tiff Holland, author of Betty Superman

Interview with Tiff Holland author of Betty Superman, reviewed by Sara Baume How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? The first story was … Continue reading

November 30, 2012

Review of Betty Superman by Tiff Holland

Betty Superman by Tiff Holland Rose Metal Press, 2011 Reviewed by Sara Baume “She sits in front of him with a plate and the candy bar. She cuts it carefully … Continue reading

November 27, 2012