Short story review: ‘The House on St. John’s Avenue’ by Paul McMichael

Title: 'The House on St. John's Avenue' by Paul McMichael Collection/Anthology?: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 6 (Bristol Review of Books Ltd.) Date Read: 05 January 2014 Briefly: Eric and Jack head to Robert and Felipe's remodelled home for a … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 6

Every year I look forward to the Bristol Short Story Prize anthology, and there’s a good reason for this - it never seems to disappoint. I realise that I’m perhaps being a little premature in saying such a thing, but I have real confidence in the … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Vol. 3

In a Nutshell: Coming with content that always feels fresh and original, this third offering from the Bristol Short Story Prize is about as close to the perfect short story anthology as it's likely to get. There really is something in here for … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Vol. 3

Note: My afterthoughts on the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Vol. 3 have now been posted. And so my literary journey brings me to another short story anthology that I'm hugely excited about reading, the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Bracketed Outpouring

Bracketed Outpouring, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. This shot shows a portion of the distinctive and beautiful cover, designed by talented artist and University of West England graduate Gaby Selby, for the recently published Bristol … [Read more...]