The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Edge Hill Prize Winner Chris Beckett talks about his 20-year relationship with Interzone magazine.

Chris Beckett beat the big names to scoop this year’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize for his imaginative, rich and compelling short story collection, The Turing Test, (read the review … Continue reading

August 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Wake Up Booker! The Indy Praises Short Story Collections

In today’s Independent newspaper, in an article entitled “Short-haul fiction, long-term benefits”, Boyd Tonkin says: Here’s a star-spangled shortlist of leading writers who have published, or soon will publish, works … Continue reading

July 31, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dzanc’s Best of the Web 2009

Dzanc Books is one of those independent publishers that makes short story lovers cheer and jump up and down. Not only does Dzanc publish great books (read reviews of Roy … Continue reading

July 20, 2009 · 1 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

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

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

May is Short Story Month at EWN

May has been declared Short Story Month over at the fabulous Emerging Writers Network blog always a lively place for a literary discussion and ideas for something great to read. … Continue reading

May 10, 2009 · Leave a comment

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