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

Week Links: Long Shorts

“How long is Grand Theft Auto?” Philip Hensher at The Guardian Books on why short stories are as long as big books. Wouldn’t that be novella? Julian Gough on “Bookeens” at The … Continue reading

November 8, 2013

Week Links

I write short stories, amongst other things.  I’m hoping to post some interesting links here once every seven days or so, hence the weak pun. It’s a highly personal selection, … Continue reading

November 1, 2013