The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Interview with Rusty Barnes, author of Mostly Redneck

Interview with Rusty Barnes, author of Mostly Redneck, reviewed by Carol Reid How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? Roughly fifteen years, counting … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Interview with Alta Ifland, Author of Death-in-A-Box

Interview with Alta Ifland author of Death-In-A-Box, reviewed by Annie Clarkson How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? About two years. Did you … Continue reading

February 14, 2013

Review of Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland

Death-In-A-Box by Alta Ifland Subito Press, 2011 Reviewed by Annie Clarkson “When the furniture began to sweat, I knew that the world I’d known until then was gone.” Death-in-a-Box is … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

From the Archive: Review of Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman

Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman Lookout Books, 2011 Reviewed by Sarah Hilary “Of all the silences he had ever experienced, Meg’s was his favourite. It was not disappointed, like his … Continue reading

February 10, 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

Review of A Glimpse of the Numinous by Jeff Gardiner

A Glimpse of the Numinous by Jeff Gardiner Eibonvale Press, 2012 Reviewed by A J Kirby “Helen stumbled backwards and I finally saw what she had become. Her legs had … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Interview with Jane Rogers, author of Hitting Trees With Sticks

Interview with Jane Rogers author of Hitting Trees With Sticks, reviewed by Carys Bray How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? These are … Continue reading

January 24, 2013

Review of Hitting Trees With Sticks by Jane Rogers

Hitting Trees With Sticks by Jane Rogers Comma Press, 2012 Reviewed by Carys Bray “The boy liked collecting. He liked the interrupted faces people had when they saw him, and … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Best British Short Stories 2012 edited by Nicholas Royle

Best British Short Stories 2012 edited by Nicholas Royle Salt Publishing 2012 Authors: Emma Jane Unsworth; HP Tinker; Michael Marshall Smith; Dan Powell; Julian Gough; Stuart Evers; Stella Duffy; Socrates … Continue reading

January 15, 2013

Review of Intrusions by Robert Aickman

Intrusions by Robert Aickman Tartarus Press, 2012 Reviewed by Mario Guslandi “There was a figure kneeling at my bedstead. The arms were upon the made bedding and the face sunk … Continue reading

January 6, 2013