UK Short Stories 2018

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Short Stories 2018

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For a Little While


by Rick Bass
A collection of short stories from the award-winning author. The Spectator said “praise to Pushkin Press for introducing us to an astonishing literary voice” in its review; Pushkin points out that it launched Edith Pearlman in the UK in 2013 with her collection Binocular Vision, which it says has sold over 12,000 copies to date….

Pushkin Press, £12.99, 4th January 2018, 9781782273066

Bad Dreams and Other Stories

by Tessa Hadley

A new collection of stories from the author of The Past and The London Train.

Vintage, £8.99, 25th January 2018, 9781784704049

The Last Wolf & Herman

by Laszlo Krasznahorkai

The Man Booker International Prize-winner’s two novellas, The Last Wolf and Herman, are collected here….

Tuskar Rock, £8.99, 4th January 2018, 9781781258149


Virgin: and Other Stories

by April Ayers Lawson

The winner of the 2011 Plimpton Prize for Fiction’s first story collection, which the Sunday Times’ Culture section said was “lit by the sheer intelligence of her writing and her X-ray eye for the inner dynamics of relationships”….

Granta Books, £8.99, 4th January 2018, 9781847085610

Homesick For Another World

by Ottessa Moshfegh

First collection of short stories from the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen, called “razor-sharp” by Zadie Smith….

Vintage, £9.99, 11th January 2018, 9781784701505

The Refugees

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A short-story collection from the Pulitzer-winning author of The Sympathizers.

Corsair, £8.99, 11th January 2018, 9781472153784

Dis Mem Ber

by Joyce Carol Oates

Seven disquieting stories from the prolific and brilliant Oates. “As usual with Oates, it is horribly readable, but driven by something disturbingly like genuine misanthropy,” found the Sunday Times….

Head of Zeus, £7.99, 11th January 2018, 9781786693990

The Burning Ground

by Adam O’Riordan

The award-winning poet’s dbut short-story collection, called “wonderfully lyrical and bittersweet” by the Observer….

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, £8.99, 11th January 2018, 9781408864791


The Complete Short Stories

by Muriel Spark

An introduction from Janice Galloway for this collection of stories from Spark.

Canongate Canons, £14.99, 4th January 2018, 9781786890016

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea

by Bandi

Fantastic cover for this collection of short stories from an anonymous North Korean dissident. The author, known as Bandi, which means firefly, has based his stories in fact, from the mother who draws the curtains on huge posters of Stalin and Kim Jong-il to stop her toddler crying, and finds her family instantly disgraced, to the competitive displays of mourning following the death of Kim Il-sung. The Accusation has sold over 10,000 copies, according to Serpent’s Tail, which is calling Bandi the Solzhenitsyn of North Korea. “Spare, direct, unflinching and bitterly angry,” said the Observer….

Serpent’s Tail, £8.99, 4th January 2018, 9781781257555