The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Short Lit Bits Jan/Feb

Entertaining tidbits from the world of short fiction.. In Memoriam #1: JD Salinger dies aged 91. “His stories presented readers with an utterly  natural, strange and often disturbing landscape. Few … Continue reading

February 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Short stories that go that little bit further

This month’s issue includes a review of Ox-Tales, the four-book fundraising set of short fiction loosely inspired by Air, Fire, Earth and Water published by Oxfam, Britain’s biggest charity. This … Continue reading

February 8, 2010 · 5 Comments

Short Circuit’s Virtual Book Tour Lands Here!

We normally only talk about short story collections here at the Short Review, but we’re making an exception in order to take part in the Virtual Book Tour for an … Continue reading

January 7, 2010 · 4 Comments

Short Lit Bits Dec 2 – eBooks and Audio

New website Spoken Ink is a great addition to the short story audio download sites. Short stories read by professional actors – including stories by Short Review authors Vanessa Gebbie, Kevin … Continue reading

December 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

Short Lit Bits November

Electric Literature will begin a new venture in microserialization by tweeting Rick Moody’s new story, Some Contemporary Characters, from Monday, November 30th to Wednesday, December 2nd. Follow at @ElectricLit. Ray … Continue reading

November 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

A week of short story collection events in the UK

What a wonderful week for short story events, featuring authors whose collections we have reviewed or are about to. If you are in the UK, what riches there are! Oct … Continue reading

October 20, 2009 · Leave a comment

Guest post: Chris Fowler, author of 11 Short Story Collections, Talks Stories

The Short Review is delighted to welcome Christopher Fowler – whose tenth short story collection, Old Devil Moon, won the Edge Hill 2nd Prize 2008 and had seven other nominations, … Continue reading

October 5, 2009 · Leave a 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