The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review: Greetings, Hero

Greetings, Hero by Aiden O’Reilly Published by Honest Publishing, November 2014 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I ran my fingers across the rough chisel cuts, trying to achieve a closer contact. The … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

Review: Worlds from the Word’s End by Joanna Walsh

And Other Stories published 7 September 2017 Reviewed by Cath Barton “As for the rest of us, words still visited sometimes: spork, ostrich, windjammer… We wondered where they had come from, what … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

Best European Fiction 2015: Review

Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas Dalkey Archive 2014 Reviewed by Aiden O’Reilly Let’s not quibble with the “Best” in the title. This is a fascinating glimpse into contemporary fiction across Europe. An anthology … Continue reading

June 15, 2016

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines. Review

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines Salt Publishing 2015 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I used to believe in plots, but they’re too insistent and simple; there’s no such thing as a single … Continue reading

May 2, 2016

SHORT: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose Forms. Review

Alan Ziegler, editor. Alan Ziegler is professor of Writing and Director of Pedagogy at Columbia University’s school of Arts. Author of Love at First Sight, The Swan Song of Vauderville, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Selected Stories by Kjell Askildsen

Selected Stories by Kell Askildsen Translated by Sean Kinsella Dalkey Archive, 2014 Reviewed by Aiden O’Reilly “The sun was nearing the mountains in the west; a haze lingered over the town, and … Continue reading

February 20, 2015

Q&A with Daniela I. Norris

Q&A with Daniela I. Norris author of Collecting Feathers, reviewed by Cath Barton About the author: Daniela I. Norris, a former diplomat turned political writer – and with 
age and wisdom – inspirational … Continue reading

February 5, 2015