‘Book Bites’ for Wednesday 13th November 2013

Short fiction fans set for a long visit at ShortStops - How exciting to see short story writer and editor of The Short Review, Tania Hershman breaking cover with a new short fiction-related portal which focuses on bringing attention to all of the … [Read more...]

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2013 longlist announced

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize longlist for 2013 has been announced, revealing a record entry for the UK's only prize for single-author collections of short stories published in the UK. Now running in its seventh year, the 2013 Edge Hill Short … [Read more...]

Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2012 longlist

The nominees for this year's Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award have been announced, revealing a record breaking longlist of 77 short story collections from 17 different countries. Despite a €10,000 drop in the overall winner's prize … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Cheaper than Chips (with Salt)

Cheaper than Chips (with Salt), originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. Now before I begin let me make one thing clear, I have no affiliation with Salt Publishing whatsoever, I just know a good bargain when I see one - especially when it comes … [Read more...]

‘Space Fright’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'Space Fright' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 7th September 2011 Briefly: Bill's space date doesn't get off to a very good start when he fails to engage the gravity … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Vol. 4

There are certain titles that need little introduction on RobAroundBooks, and the Bristol Short Story Prize anthology is one of them. If you're a regular then you'll know that I rate this anthology very highly, and so with the arrival of BSSP Volume … [Read more...]

‘The Hand’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'The Hand' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 13 June 2011 Briefly: An orthodox Jew finds herself moments away from her first sexual encounter. Afterthoughts: This is … [Read more...]

‘Self Raising’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'Self Raising' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 26th February 2011 Briefly: A woman muses on a life which has certainly had its ups, but also more than its fair share … [Read more...]

‘Heavy Bones’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'Heavy Bones' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 12th February 2011 Briefly: Arriving home, a newlywed husband has a problem with the time-honoured tradition of carrying … [Read more...]

‘The White Road’ by Tania Hershman

Title: 'The White Road' by Tania Hershman Collection/Anthology?: The White Road and Other Stories (Salt Publishing) Date Read: 20 August 2010 (reread 01 February 2011) Briefly: Mags owns a trucker's stop, but it's no ordinary diner. This one sits … [Read more...]