Short Stories 2019
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Twenty-four women reach pivotal moments in their lives in this short story collection from Eclair. Includes line drawings from the author.
Sphere, £8.99, 14th February 2019, 9780751567076
Sixteen short stories from the Scottish author which explore sex, sexuality, motherhood, death and ambition.
Granta Books, £9.99, 7th February 2019, 9781847086679
A new collection of short stories from the National Book Award-winning Johnson, his first in 25 years.
Vintage, £9.99, 7th February 2019, 9781784708177
Portobello Books Ltd, £10.99, 3rd January 2019, 9781846276675
Serpent’s Tail, £8.99, 3rd January 2019, 9781781259535
Corsair, £12.99, 30th October 2018, 9781472154347
An anthology of short stories from names including Ben Okri and A L Kennedy, alongside new voices from the Pin Drop Short Story Award, which Oldfield runs.
Simon & Schuster Ltd, £8.99, 1st March 2019, 9781471147333
Faber & Faber, £8.99, 3rd January 2019, 9780571339693
Fifteen linked short stories, set around Lookout Mountain on the border of Georgia and Tennessee, which expose lives torn between spirituality and sexuality-including a wife who returns home with her husband to find her lover’s corpse in their bed….
Picador, £12.99, 21st February 2019, 9781509858989
First collection of short stories from the author of Cat Person, the short story published online in the New Yorkerat the end of 2017 which went viral, with 2.6 million hits and counting (already available as a £3.99 paperback, 9781787331150). The themes here are sex, dating and modern life, blended with elements of horror fiction, as Roupenian “takes a long hard look at the messed-up power dynamic between men and women—and messes it up some more”. Rights to this collection have sold in 24 territories, and HBO is set to produce an “anthology drama series” based on the book.
Jonathan Cape, £12.99, 7th February 2019, 9781787331105
The first short story collection from the author of We Need To Talk About Kevin tackles the subject of property.
The Borough Press, £8.99, 21st February 2019, 9780008265250
A short story collection set in Cornwall from the author of Diving Belles and the novel Weathering.
Fourth Estate Ltd, £8.99, 29th January 2019, 9780008193409