UK Short Stories 2019

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Short Stories 2019

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Listening In: Stories

Listening In: Stories

by Jenny Eclair

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

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

by Janice Galloway

Sixteen short stories from the Scottish author which explore sex, sexuality, motherhood, death and ambition.

Granta Books, £9.99, 7th February 2019, 9781847086679

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

by Denis Johnson

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

Jokes for the Gunmen

Jokes for the Gunmen

by Mazen Maarouf
Latest collection of short stories from the Palestinian-Icelandic writer and poet is one for fans of Gary Shteyngart and Dave Eggers, says Granta.

Portobello Books Ltd, £10.99, 3rd January 2019, 9781846276675

Her Body And Other Parties

Her Body And Other Parties

by Carmen Maria Machado
A genre-bending collection of short stories which was shortlisted for last year’s National Book Awards….

Serpent’s Tail, £8.99, 3rd January 2019, 9781781259535

Picnic in the Storm

Picnic in the Storm

by Yukiko Motoya
Eleven surreal tales from a multi award-winning Japanese writer, published in English for the first time. A clothes shop assistant waits endlessly on a customer who won’t come out of the changing room-and who may or may not be human. And a newly-wed notices that her husband’s features are beginning to slide around his face to match her own….

Corsair, £12.99, 30th October 2018, 9781472154347

A Short Affair

by Simon Oldfield

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

Mothers

Mothers

by Chris Power
Striking cover for this first collection of short stories from the author of the Guardian’s “brief survey of the short story”, which the Sunday Times called “outstanding”….

Faber & Faber, £8.99, 3rd January 2019, 9780571339693

I Want To Show You More

I Want To Show You More

by Jamie Quatro

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

 

You Know You Want This

You Know You Want This

by Kristen Roupenian

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

Property: A Collection

Property: A Collection

by Lionel Shriver

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

The Sing of the Shore

The Sing of the Shore

by Lucy Wood

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