The Short Review

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So much great short story news!

Where to begin? What a week! The biggest short story news surely must be today’s announcement that Canadian writer Alice Munro has won this year’s Man Booker Prize. An award-winning … Continue reading

May 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

What does the word "story" mean to you?

In honour of National Short Story Month over at the Emerging Writers Network (and just because we love short stories) , I thought I’d bring you a selection of the … Continue reading

May 23, 2009 · 9 Comments

December issue: great gift ideas

Need gift ideas for the holidays? Look no further, everything you need is in The Short Review’s December issue: we have ten short story collections and anthologies to recommend, which … Continue reading

December 16, 2008 · Leave a comment

A little love from Canongate

I am delighted that independent publishing house Canongate have chosen The Short Review as their Site of the Week on their new “Meet At the Gate” forum and “cultural hub”! … Continue reading

December 10, 2008 · 2 Comments

Review of the Year

Hard to believe that the Short Review is now a year old, with several hundred on our mailing list and several hundred more in our Facebook group! Check out our … Continue reading

November 9, 2008 · 1 Comment

Two Short Review Authors up for Books to Talk About in 2009 Awards

Good news for the short story: Alison MacLeod, about whose short story collection 15 Modern Tales of Attraction our reviewer said “Here is an author unafraid to push at the … Continue reading

October 19, 2008 · Leave a comment

The Short Review Issue 11 Oct 2008: Travel, Science, Love, Death and Flash

Issue 12 October 2008 Travel is one of this month’s themes: with Gary Schanbacher’s Migration Patterns, Derek Green’s New World Order, as well as St Petersburg, where God lives, according … Continue reading

October 13, 2008 · 1 Comment

Karen Russell longlisted for Dylan Thomas Award for Young Writers

Short Review author Karen Russell’s collection, St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Literary Prize for Young Writers. The winner will receive … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · Leave a comment

Clare Wigfall wins BBC National Short Story Award!

Many many congratulations to Short Review author Clare Wigfall, who has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for her story, The Numbers. I listened to “The Numbers” the … Continue reading

July 14, 2008 · 3 Comments

Claire Keegan wins the Edge Hill Prize for a short story collection

Thank you to Elizabeth Baines for alerting me to the fact that Claire Keegan has won the Edge Hill Short Story Competition for her second collection, Walk the Blue Fields. … Continue reading

July 5, 2008 · 1 Comment