Best British Short Stories 2021

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SALT PUBLISHING 2021

Edited by Nicholas Royle

My previous reviews of Nicholas Royle:  https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/14748-2/ Salt Publishing: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/salt-publishing/ Best British Short Stories: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/best-british-short-stories/

Stories by Tom Bromley, Yasmine Lever, Meave Haughey, Simon Okotie, AJ Ashworth, Uschi Gatward, Emma Bolland, Gary Budden, Mel Pryor, Hilaire, Alice Jolly, Julia Armfield, Roberta Dewa, John Foxx, Jen Calleja, Douglas Thompson, Isha Karki, Matthew Turner, Josephine Galvin, Iphgenia Baal.

For anyone interested in modern short stories, I would be grateful if they could please mention to others my endless journey into the stories of Elizabeth Bowen whom I consider to be the greatest experimental and traditional pioneer of these. I don’t think any reviewer has travelled such a public journey before, with amazing discoveries along the way, including her many elBOWs! This includes her collected, uncollected and once previously unpublished stories. I am currently about two shadowy thirds through this literary adventure, and it started here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2021/10/05/the-collected-stories-of-elizabeth-bowen/

My real-time review of BBSS 2021 will appear in the comment stream below in due course…

PHOBIC: Modern Horror Stories

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COMMA PRESS 2007

Edited by Andy Murray

Previous reviews of this publisher: HERE

Work by Matthew Holness, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Hanif Kureishi, Christine Poulson, Jeremy Dyson, Emma Unsworth, Nicholas Royle, Paul Magrs, Lavinia Murray, Conrad Williams, Paul Cornell, Chaz Brenchley, Maria Roberts, Ramsey Campbell, Robert Shearman.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

The Invisible Collection

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NIGHTJAR PRESS 2020

Edited by Nicholas Royle

Introduction by Angelica Michelis

My previous reviews of this publisher: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/nightjar-press/ and of this editor: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/14748-2/

Work by Cheryl Sonnier, Matthew Adamson, Rachel Genn, Josephine Galvin, Yasmine Lever, Livi Michael, Megan Taylor, Catherine Fox, Kieran Devaney, Cate West, Joe Stretch.

When I read this anthology, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Best British Short Stories 2020

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Edited by Nicholas Royle

My previous reviews of Nicholas Royle: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/14748-2/ Salt Publishing: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/salt-publishing/ Best British Short Stories: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/best-british-short-stories/

Stories by Luke Brown, Irenosen Okojie, David Constantine, Zakia Uddin, Richard Lawrence Bennett, Nicola Freeman, Amanthi Harris, Andrew Hook, Hanif Kureishi, Sarah Schofield, Sonia Hope, Jeff Noon, Bridget Penney, Stephen Thompson, KJ Orr, Diana Powell, David Rose, NJ Stallard, Tim Etchells, Adrian Slatcher, Helen Mort, Robert Stone.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…

Best British Short Stories 2019

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SALT PUBLISHING 2019

Series Editor: Nicholas Royle

My previous Best British Short Stories reviews here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/best-british-short-stories/, of this publisher here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/tag/salt-publishing/ and of this editor here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/14748-2/

Includes stories by Melissa Wan, Stephen Sharp, Sally Jubb, Sam Thompson, Ann Quin, Nigel Humphreys, Adam Welch, Vesna Main, John Lanchester, Vicky Grut, Naomi Booth, Julia Armfield, Robert Mason, Elizabeth Baines, Lucie McKnight Hardy, Ruby Cowling, Ren Watson, Paul McQuade, Kieran Devaney, Sophie Mackintosh.

When I read this book, my thoughts will appear in the comment stream below…