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2009 Frank O’Connor Award Shortlist Revealed

The Frank O’Connor Award shortlist has been revealed. At 35,000 euro, this is the biggest prize in the world for a short story collection, and previous winners include Haruki Murakami, … Continue reading

July 1, 2009 · 3 Comments

Congratulations and Upcoming Deadlines

Congratulations… to Deborah Kay Davies, whose debut short story collection, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful, has won the 2009 Wales Book of the Year. and to Pasha Malla, who … Continue reading

June 20, 2009 · Leave a comment

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

Frank O’Connor Longlist 2009

Hot on the heels of last week’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist comes the list of short story collections longlisted for the 2009 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award … Continue reading

May 13, 2009 · 13 Comments

Edge Hill Prize shortlist

The five short story collections on the shortlist for the £5000 Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story have just been unveiled: Chris Beckett, The Turing Test, Elastic Press Gerard … Continue reading

May 7, 2009 · 8 Comments

Two Short Review story collections in Top Ten Books to Talk About in 2009

The first round of voting has ended and I’m delighted that two short story collections we spotted first, Alison MacLeod’s Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction and Sophie Hannah’s The Fantastic … Continue reading

February 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Win a signed copy of Nam Le’s acclaimed short story collection

We like giveaways of short story collections here at the Short Review, so head over to Canongate to win a copy of Nam Le’s prize-winning collection, The Boat. Here’s what … Continue reading

January 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

And the winners are…

Here are the results of our first anniversary prize draw… but first, a little photographic evidence of fair play: The HatThe entries in the hat Entries were then picked out … Continue reading

December 2, 2008 · 5 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

And the winner is….

Danny Birchall, London, was the first email with the correct answers. Congratulations, Danny, a copy of Paddy O’Reilly’s The End of the World is winging its way to you. The … Continue reading

August 14, 2008 · Leave a comment