Nathan Englander wins 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Nathan Englander has been announced as the winner of this year's Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, for his collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Alfred A. Knopf). Competing against a strong shortlist which … [Read more...]

Shortlist for 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award unveiled

The shortlist for the 2012 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has been announced, revealing an eclectic final six, with collections from eminent authors around the world. American, Lucia Perillo's debut work of fiction goes … [Read more...]

All-female shortlist unveiled for 2012 Edge Hill Short Story Prize

The 2012 Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist has been announced and there is a distinct air of femininity about it. For the the first time in the Prize's six year history, the shortlist is an all-female affair. Drawn from a record longlist of 31 … [Read more...]

If you only read one short story this week…

...then please make sure it's one from the Bloomsbury 'Year of the Short Story' Sampler (provided you haven't read it already of course), created to give a taste of each of the five collections that Bloomsbury are publishing during the first five … [Read more...]

Bloomsbury embrace ‘year of the short story’

Bloomsbury UK are buying in massively to the fact that 2012 is 'the year of the short story' by publishing a series of five major story collections over the coming months. Heading the list is a new collection from short story specialist, Jon McGregor … [Read more...]

Afterthoughts: There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry

In a Nutshell: If you're looking for a sharp, witty and entertaining look at the more marginal side of life on the Emerald Isle, then you won't go far wrong in picking up this collection. With There Are Little Kingdoms Kevin Barry shows himself to be … [Read more...]

Graham Mort takes Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011

This year's Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 winner, and the recipient of the £5,000 winner's cheque, has been announced as Graham Mort, for his short story collection, Touch (Seren Books). At an award event yesterday at Blackwell bookstore in … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry

From the outset I've got to admit that I've never read a single word of fiction penned by Irish writer, Kevin Barry. Despite There Are Little Kingdoms taking The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2007 Barry has - even given my insatiable thirst … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Presence – Collected Stories by Arthur Miller

If you were skimming through my reading journal yesterday then you would have noticed that I’ve started reading Presence, Bloomsbury's newly published volume of collected short stories from renowned American playwright Arthur Miller. I'm really … [Read more...]