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Nicholas Royle (Ed.) - Best British Short Stories 2018 (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.95
SKU B002002
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Published : 2018 (Salt Publishing)
  • ISBN : 9781784631369
  • SKU : B002002
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Edited by Nicholas Royle, this 2018 collection (now in it's 8th year) of twenty short stories is the eighth in an annual series published by Salt.

It provides eclectic and engaging reading with stories selected from a range of authors, although as the title suggests to qualify for inclusion all contributors must be British. Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere.

The editor’s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume.

This 2018 edition anthology includes :

  • Nicholas Royle - Introduction.
  • Colette De Curzon - Paymon’s Trio.
  • Adam O’Riordan - A Thunderstorm in Santa Monica.
  • Jane Mclaughlin - Trio for Four Voices.
  • William Thirsk-Gaskill  How to Be An Alcoholic.
  • Alison Macleod - We Are Methodists.
  • Adrian Slatcher - Life Grabs.
  • M John Harrison - Dog People.
  • Jo Mazelis - Skin.
  • Conrad Williams - Cwtch.
  • Kelly Creighton - And Three Things Bumped.
  • Wyl Menmuir - In Dark Places.
  • Owen Booth - The War.
  • Tania Hershman - And What if All Your Blood Ran Cold.
  • Mike Fox - The Homing Instinct
  • Brian Howell - Mask.
  • CD Rose - Sister.
  • Chloe Turner - Waiting for the Runners.
  • Eley Williams - Swatch.
  • Lisa Tuttle - The Last Dare.
  • Iain Robinson - Dazzle.
  • Contributors’ Biographies.
  • Acknowledgements.

‘For those new to short stories, the quality and breadth of what is being showcased here, will not easily be bettered. Moreover, the experiential difference that contemporary short stories offer, when compared to novel reading - the unique register they can strike - makes this collection all the more valuable.’ - Bookmunch.

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