The Short Review

shining the spotlight on short story collections

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines. Review

Used to Be by Elizabeth Baines Salt Publishing 2015 Reviewed by Cath Barton “I used to believe in plots, but they’re too insistent and simple; there’s no such thing as a single … Continue reading

May 2, 2016

Review of The Best British Short Stories 2013, ed. Nicholas Royle

The Best British Short Stories Series Editor: Nicholas Royle Salt Publishing, 2013 Reviewed by Susan Haigh (Uncle Jack) brought … an enormous book, when he sat it down upon his lap … Continue reading

November 18, 2013

Interview with Adnan Mahmutovic

Interview with Adnan Mahmutovic author of How To Fare Well and Stay Fair, reviewed by Melissa Lee-Houghton How long did it take to write all the stories in your collection? … Continue reading

July 1, 2013

Review of How to Fare Well And Stay Fair by Adnan Mahmutović

How to Fare Well And Stay Fair by Adnan Mahmutović     Salt, 2012 Reviewed by Melissa Lee-Houghton ‘Still, wherever we are, there remains the MYTH, all defined, capitalized and italicized, built up from … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Review of Best British Short Stories 2012 edited by Nicholas Royle

Best British Short Stories 2012 edited by Nicholas Royle Salt Publishing 2012 Authors: Emma Jane Unsworth; HP Tinker; Michael Marshall Smith; Dan Powell; Julian Gough; Stuart Evers; Stella Duffy; Socrates … Continue reading

January 15, 2013