The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Q&A with Peter Tieryas Liu, author of Watering Heaven

Interview with Peter Tieryas Liu author of Watering Heaven, reviewed by Elaine Chiew Peter Tieryas Liu is the author of Bald New World and Watering Heaven. His work has been published … Continue reading

July 13, 2014

Peter Tieryas Liu, Watering Heaven: Review

Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas Liu Signal8Press, 2012 Reviewed by Elaine Chiew “‘It’s silence I want to hear,’ he said.  ‘That single instance where a person is bare and pure and doesn’t … Continue reading

July 13, 2014

Fractals: Short Stories by Joanna Walsh. Review.

Fractals: Short Stories by Joanna Walsh 3:AM Press, 2013 Reviewed by Hannah Tuson “All your life you’ve been asked to choose: to be the woman who didn’t drink canned sodas, who didn’t watch American television … Continue reading

June 16, 2014

Unthology 4: Review

Unthology 4 Editors: Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes. Contributing authors: Joshua Allen, Sarah Bower, Carys Bray, Ruby Cowling, Michael Crossan, Sarah Evans,  Rodge Glass, Marc Owen Jones, Rowena Macdonald, Aiden O’Reilly, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014

Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz: Review

Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. Chatto & Windus, 2011 Reviewed by Tania Hershman “Inside everyone, I thought, there is the child they once were. … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Interview with Maria C. McCarthy

Interview with Maria C. McCarthy author of As Long as it Takes, reviewed by Pauline Masurel How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? It took … Continue reading

May 5, 2014

Review of As Long As It Takes by Maria C. McCarthy

As Long As It Takes by Maria C. McCarthy Cultured Llama, 2014 Reviewed by Pauline Masurel “It’s a woman’s life. What else will you do if you don’t have children?” The title story … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

Review of Root: New Stories from North East Writers

ROOT: New Stories from North East Writers Edited by Kitty Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s third anthology for Iron Press. Iron Press, 2013 Reviewed by Cherry Potts “‘… Shame you can’t find a good solid … Continue reading

March 27, 2014

Review of In Mint Condition, edited by Shannon John

In Mint Condition Various authors. Edited by Shannon John. Ambannon Books (USA), 2013 Reviewed by Mario Guslandi “The worst expectations are those that emerge when the sudden ringing of a … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

Interview with Ethel Rohan, author of Goodnight Nobody

Interview with Ethel Rohan author of Goodnight Nobody, reviewed by Diane Becker How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection? There are thirty stories in … Continue reading

March 6, 2014