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Angel Maker

by Sara Maitland Henry Holt and Co. (October 06, 2014)

Women's lives are at the center of this stunning collection of short stories by the writer The New Yorker says "provides unexpected delights....Questions and answers alike shine with intelligence and an almost...


The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

by Hilary Mantel Henry Holt and Co. (September 29, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite"...


African Stories

by Doris Lessing Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Long considered Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing's best collection of short stories, African Stories--a central book in the work of a truly beloved writer--is now back in print. This beautiful collection is...


The Beautiful Indifference

Portico Prize for Fiction 2012

by Sarah Hall Harper Perennial (January 29, 2013)

Winner of the Portico Prize

Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize

Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

“Every one of the seven tales here delights and disturbs in...


The Neil Gaiman Reader

by Neil Gaiman & Marlon James William Morrow (October 20, 2020)

An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a...


salt slow

by Julia Armfield Flatiron Books (October 07, 2019)

Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award

From White Review Short Story Prize winner Julia Armfield, a brilliant, provocative debut story collection for fans of Carmen Maria Machado and...


Sudden Traveler

by Sarah Hall Custom House (October 08, 2019)

[Hall is] beloved by readers for her gorgeous lyricism and ability to delve into unexpected and illuminating tales of what it means to be human." -- Stylist (UK) 

Featuring her signature themes of identity,...


Melting Point

by Baret Magarian Salt (June 15, 2019)

Melting Point fuses prose and poetry, realism and literary inventiveness, in dealing with the absurdity of humanity. It’s fourteen stylistically diverse stories, flirt with irony, paradox and enigma.

The most...


The South Westerlies

by Jane Fraser Salt (June 15, 2019)

The South Westerlies is an attempt to know place (Gower) through the creation of a collection of short stories. Place is not a cosmetic backdrop, but an affecting agent in the lives of a wide cast of fictional...


Fabulous

by Lucy Hughes-Hallett Harper (January 14, 2020)

From the author of the “sophisticated and erudite” Peculiar Ground (Boston Globe) comes a collection of classic, witty fables, elegantly updated for our modern times.

It's in the nature of myth to be infinitely...


Mothers

by Chris Power Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2019)

An "extraordinary" (The Sunday Times) debut of unnerving beauty, Chris Power's short story collection Mothers evokes the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose.

Chris Power's stories are...


Temptation

by Vesna Main Salt (January 15, 2018)

Variations and fugue on the theme of obsession

Vesna Main disturbs our self-image as educated, reasonable and ironic people who read modernist fiction. She disturbs us because we recognise ourselves in her obsessive...


The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments

by Ann Quin & Jennifer Hodgson And Other Stories (January 18, 2018)

This new collection of rare and unpublished writing by the cult 1960s author Ann Quin explores the risks and seductions of going over the edge. The stories cut an alternative path across innovative twentieth-century...


Storm Warnings: Echoes of Conflict

by Vanessa Gebbie Salt (October 15, 2015)

Storm Warning is the latest collection from award-winning writer Vanessa Gebbie, described as ‘prodigiously gifted’ by novelist Maggie Gee. It explores the echoes of human conflict in a series of powerful...


Property

by Lionel Shriver Harper (April 24, 2018)

A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award...


Fen

by Daisy Johnson Graywolf Press (May 01, 2017)

A singular debut that "marks the emergence of a great, stomping, wall-knocking talent" (Kevin Barry)

Daisy Johnson's Fen, set in the fenlands of England, transmutes the flat, uncanny landscape into a rich, brooding...


The Vanishing Princess

by Jenny Diski Ecco (December 05, 2017)

The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski—darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time

 

“Mordant and talon-sharp.” —Dwight...


Madame Zero

by Sarah Hall Custom House (July 25, 2017)

From one of the most accomplished British writers working today, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Wolf Border, comes a unique and arresting collection of short fiction that is both disturbing and...


All That Man Is

Gordon Burn Prize 2016

by David Szalay Graywolf Press (October 03, 2016)

Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2016 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction

A magnificent and ambitiously conceived portrait of contemporary life, by a genius of realism

Nine men. Each of...


He Played For His Wife And Other Stories

by Anthony Holden & Natalie Galustian Simon & Schuster Uk (October 19, 2017)

He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories continues a rich tradition of fictional writing on one of the world’s greatest games.

A ghost at the table, a heads-up with Shakespeare, a high stakes stick-up,...


Bad Dreams and Other Stories

by Tessa Hadley Harper (May 16, 2017)

Winner of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

An NPR Best Book of the Year

The award-winning author of The Past once again "crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in...


The Doll: The Lost Short Stories

by Daphné Du Maurier William Morrow Paperbacks (November 22, 2011)

“Du Maurier is in a class by herself.”

New York Times

Perhaps best known for her immortal gothic masterwork Rebecca—the basis for the Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock—Daphne...


The Lady in the Van

by Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner Picador (November 30, 2015)

The screenplay edition of the major motion picture adaptation, starring Maggie Smith, of Alan Bennett's acclaimed story "The Lady in the Van"

From acclaimed author and playwright Alan Bennett, whose smash hit...


The Grandmothers

by Doris Lessing HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shocking, intimate, often uncomfortably honest, these stories reaffirm Doris Lessing’s unequalled ability to capture the truth of the human condition

In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each...