The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Review: Denis Johnson, Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson Published by Random House, January 2018 Reviewed by Gurnaik Johal “It’s plain to you that at the time I write this, I’m … Continue reading

July 10, 2018

Review: Greetings, Hero

Greetings, Hero by Aiden O’Reilly Published by Honest Publishing, November 2014 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I ran my fingers across the rough chisel cuts, trying to achieve a closer contact. The … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

Review: Worlds from the Word’s End by Joanna Walsh

And Other Stories published 7 September 2017 Reviewed by Cath Barton “As for the rest of us, words still visited sometimes: spork, ostrich, windjammer… We wondered where they had come from, what … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

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

Interview with Matt Bell, author of Cataclysm Baby

Interview with Matt Bell Author of Cataclysm Baby, reviewed by Tessa Mellas   How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? The primary writing … Continue reading

February 10, 2013

Don’t Just Moan About Short Story Collections…

Two blog posts caught my eye this week, both dealing with the question of publishing short story collections. Over at Beyond the Margins, Becky Tuch’s post is titled “Nice Short … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 8 Comments

2012 – Year of the… Short Story?

So, there’s been a lot of public cries here in the UK of 2012 as “the Year of the Short Story”. We here at Short Review towers sigh a little … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 4 Comments