The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Week Links – Best European Friction

“We were dreaming of freedom: we woke up in capitalism.” Drago Jančar almost got a spontaneous cheer when he said this at the launch of Dalkey Archive’s excellent collection of short … Continue reading

January 17, 2014

Week Links: The Shortest Day

of the year is tomorrow – 21st December – which is also National Short Story Day in the UK. To celebrate, Comma Press’s is giving away a copy of Morphologies. If … Continue reading

December 20, 2013

Week Links: New Year’s Revolutions

It seems 2013 was the year of the short story. A bit early, perhaps, to think about next year but writer Jonathan Gibbs is looking for someone who’d like to … Continue reading

December 13, 2013

Week Links: Christmas Presence

The Book Trust has a short story advent calendar with a story/collection recommendation for each day leading up to Christmas. If anyone’s listening, here are a few collections I’d like … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Week Links: listen!

I’d hoped to get to Short Stories Aloud in Oxford on Tuesday. Sadly I didn’t make it to hear Margaret Drabble and Jo Baker, plus other stories. Unforseeables permitting, I’ll … Continue reading

November 29, 2013

Week Links: Terrible Girls, and Women, and others…

Doris Lessing died on 17th November aged 94. Here’s one of her short stories, To Room 19. I also read Television, by Lydia Davis. I want to read The Terrible … Continue reading

November 22, 2013

Week Links: Short Story Week

Short Stops, The Short Review’s sister site,  is a new resource site for the short story in the UK and Ireland. The new Unthology is now open for submissions. Spolia Magazine’s Hysteria … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment