The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Petina Gappah wins the 2009 Guardian First Book Award!

Huge congratulations to Short Review author Petina Gappah, whose collection, An Elegy for Easterly, has won the 2009 Guardian First Book Award, “the second short story writer to win the … Continue reading

December 3, 2009 · 1 Comment

An Elegy For Easterly the only short story collection shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award

Huge congratulations to Petina Gappah, whose short story collection, An Elegy for Easterly, is shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award – the only story collection on the list. Find … Continue reading

October 31, 2009 · 1 Comment

Simon Van Booy Wins 2009 Frank O’Connor award and Chris Beckett gets a two-novel deal

Congratulations to Simon Van Booy who is this year’s winner of the 35,000 Euro Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for his collection, Love Begins in Winter! We will be … Continue reading

September 21, 2009 · Leave a comment

Short story news roundup

Some exciting news from Short Story World. First, Electric Literature, the new lit zine that is available in print, as an eBook, or for your Kindle of iPhone, and pays … Continue reading

September 14, 2009 · 1 Comment

Short story collection shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award

Huge congratulations to Petina Gappah whose story collection, Elegy for Easterly, has been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the only short story collection on the list! Said our … Continue reading

August 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

"Most Imaginative" Sci Fi Author Wins the Edge Hill Prize!

Shocker in the short story world – Chris Beckett, author of the Turing Test, published by Elastic Press, has beaten heavyweight writers of “literary fiction” Anne Enright, Ali Smith, Gerard … Continue reading

July 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Behind the Scenes of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize

We welcome Ailsa Cox, fiction writer, critic, tutor of creative writing, and one of the coordinators of the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story, giving us a quick peak … Continue reading

July 2, 2009 · 4 Comments