The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

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 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

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

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

Short Stories Getting Attention in New York and London

Two newspaper articles on short stories in major broadsheets (NY Times, Guardian) on the same day (April 4th)??? Have we slipped through a wormhole into another dimension? Welcome, I say… … Continue reading

April 10, 2009 · 4 Comments

Short story collection news: Sana Krasikov wins $100,000 Sami Rohr prize

Congratulations to Short Review author Sana Krasikov winner of the $100,000 Sami Rohr prize for Jewish Literature for her short story collection, One More Year. Read our review of One … Continue reading

March 24, 2009 · 1 Comment

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