Jenny Diski’s short stories are often unsettling, describing in minute detail the troubled thoughts that accompany her characters’ everyday activities as they go for a lunchtime walk, take a bath,
Short story collections often give readers a taste of a writer’s style, preoccupations, and a sense of whether the reader will enjoy an author’s longer works of fiction.
“a delightful little tale, appropriate for telling when the lights are low and a flickering fire casts shadows over the Christmas tree.”
Megan Cass’s latest short story anthology ActivAmerca is a slim volume that is easy to hold and easier still to read.
“Genre and gender bending, erudite and steamy, Machado’s stories manage to defy expectation and be compulsively readable.”
Curtis Dawkins is a rising star in the literary world.
"Mustafah is an excellent writer, creating lush imagery and life-size characters. She uses her words to bring about an unfathomable emotion in her readers . . ."
“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”
This collection of nine short stories by Man Booker Prize–shortlisted British author Sarah Hall has a focus on the female experience—particularly of love and sex, pregnancy and motherhood—and the w
“The stories in the volume are all worthy—some extraordinary.”
“a group of invigorating and inspiring short stories.”
Nobody does Kafkaesque quite like Franz Kafka.
For dedicated fans of Richard Russo these four stories mark a break with his usual “blue-collar” territory.
“I had a friend once. Indeed, at the time, I only had one friend. His names was Andrés and he lived in Paris and, much to my his delight, I travelled to that city to see him.
“astringent observations make these stories an entertaining and compellingly provocative read.”
". . . rare but brilliant short story collection . . ."
"Faye’s prose seduces readers . . ."
Writer Michael Sims, on a recent New York Times Book Review podcast, called Sherlock Holmes the “first modern super hero.”
“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”
“there is a good deal to get excited about in pondering the future work of Chanelle Benz.”
“I am a refugee who, like many others, has never ceased being a refugee in some corner of my mind.”
Enigma Variations, the new novel by Andre Aciman, who previously presented us with that peach of a tale, Call Me By Your Name, has been packaged strangely.
Neil Connelly's sixth book, In the Wake of Our Vows, is a collection of short stories that deals primarily—in often unique and humorous ways—with relationships.
Midway through Maxine Beneba Clarke’s collection of short stories Foreign Soil, a young family man, Jackson, succumbs to “the grime an the ghosts an the gloom of Mississippi” and as a resu
Crime fiction and suspense author Lawrence Block has been publishing for more than 50 years, and his latest offering is a case study in the crafting of a successful anthology of fiction: begin with
Slipping is a collection of Lauren Beukes’ previously published shorter works that shows off her skill across a range of genres.