UK Short Stories 2019

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Short Stories 2019

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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

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