Short story collections

Granta 148: Summer Fiction

Granta 148: Summer Fiction

Sigrid Rausing

Published in book form four times a year, Granta is respected around the world for its mix of outstanding new fiction, poetry, reportage, memoir, photography, and art. This volume contains works by Andrew O'Hagan, Elif Shafak,...

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A Lucky Man

A Lucky Man

Jamel Brinkley

In the nine unforgettable stories of A Lucky Man, Jamel Brinkley explores the unseen tenderness of black men and boys: the struggle to love and be loved, the invisible ties of family and friendship, and the...

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Home Remedies

Home Remedies

Xuan Juliana Wang

A blazing, intimate collection about a young generation of Chinese millennials, their unconventional sex lives and fantastic technologies, on a quest for every kind of freedom.

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Fabulous

Fabulous

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Not since Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber have old stories been made to feel so electrically new. Not since Wim Winders' Wings of Desire have the numinous and the everyday been...

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Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Wendy Erskine

A collection of brilliantly written short stories by an exciting talent from Northern Ireland.

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We'll Stand in That Place

We’ll Stand in That Place

Michelle Cahill

We'll Stand in That Place and Other Stories is the latest anthology in the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition.

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Show Them a Good Time

Show Them a Good Time

Nicole Flattery

An urgent and unforgettable collection of stories, Show Them a Good Time explores types -- men and women, their assigned roles and meanings -- in modern society.    

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 Read reviewApple and Knife

Apple and Knife

Intan Paramaditha, Stephen J Epstein

Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today's world.

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 Read reviewThis Taste for Silence

This Taste for Silence

Amanda O'Callaghan

Subtle, compelling and unsettling, Amanda O'Callaghan's stories work at the edges of the sayable, through secrets, erasures and glimpsed moments of disclosure. They shimmer with unspoken histories and characters who have a...

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Salt Slow

Salt Slow

Julia Armfield

The electrifying debut from the 2018 White Review Short Story Prize Winner

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Men Without Women: Stories

Men Without Women: Stories

Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA dazzling new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men...

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Sabrina and Corina: Stories

Sabrina and Corina: Stories

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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 Read reviewHere Until August: Stories

Here Until August: Stories

Josephine Rowe

A masterful collection of horizons and departures, heartbreak and seduction, from an internationally acclaimed Australian author.

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 Read reviewA Lovely and Terrible Thing

A Lovely and Terrible Thing

Chris Womersley

Bestselling and award-winning author Chris Womersley's first short fiction collection, twenty macabre and deliciously enjoyable tales linked by the trickle of water that runs through them all... 

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 Read reviewYou Know You Want This

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian

From the author of the global sensation Cat Person comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive short story collection about sex, dating and modern life that will thrill you before it chills you.  

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Orange World

Orange World

Karen Russell

From the New York Times bestselling, Orange Prize longlisted, Pulitzer Prize shortlisted master short-story teller Karen Russell comes a stunning new collection that showcases her extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and...

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 Read reviewThe Love of a Bad Man

The Love of a Bad Man

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The Love of a Bad Man is a collection of short stories that imagine the lives of thirteen women, all of whom were the lovers, mistresses, or wives of various 'bad' men in history. Beautifully observed, fascinating, and at times...

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 Read reviewA Constant Hum

A Constant Hum

Alice Bishop

A young and exciting new literary voice, emerging from one of Australia's worst natural disasters

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New Australian Fiction 2019

New Australian Fiction 2019

Rebecca Starford, Kill Your Darlings

A new collection of short stories featuring some of Australia's best-loved writers alongside exciting new voices

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 Read reviewPulse Points: Stories

Pulse Points: Stories

Jennifer Down

Pulse Points is the collected stories by Jennifer Down, author of Our Magic Hour and one of Australia's newest and most promising literary talents.

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

Awarded the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, Melanie Cheng's Australia Day paints a vivid and absorbing panorama of contemporary Australia

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK.

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Exhalation

Exhalation

Ted Chiang

This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. 

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Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

A short story collection by the multiple-award-winning SF author Ted Chiang.

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Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A spellbinding collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin

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Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light

Laura Elvery

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This Is Not a Love Song

This Is Not a Love Song

Brendan Mathews

The debut story collection by a rising star who has been compared to Michael Chabon, E. L. Doctorow, and Dennis Lehane, and whose novel The World of Tomorrow, 'a big, expressive debut' (Wall Street Journal), was named one of...

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 Read reviewThe Butcherbird Stories

The Butcherbird Stories

A.S. Patric

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 Read reviewHeat And Light

Heat And Light

Ellen Van Neerven

In this award-winning work of fiction, Ellen van Neerven takes her readers on a journey that is mythical, mystical and still achingly real. Over three parts, she takes traditional storytelling and gives it a unique,...

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The Boat

The Boat

Nam Le

The Boat takes us from a tourist in Tehran to a teenage hit man in Colombia; from the city of Hiroshima just before the bomb is dropped to the haunting waste of the South China Sea in the wake of another war. Each story is...

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 Read reviewFriday Black

Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new American literary star.     

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Kiss Kiss

Kiss Kiss

Roald Dahl

What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead...

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Portable Curiosities

Julie Koh

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Things We Didn't See Coming

Things We Didn’t See Coming

Steven Amsterdam

It's the anxious eve of the millennium. The car is packed to capacity, and as midnight approaches, a family flees the city in a fit of panic, paranoid and conflicting emotions. The ensuing journey spans decades and offers a...

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 Read reviewForeign Soil

Foreign Soil

Maxine Beneba Clarke

In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the...

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Aerialists: Stories

Aerialists: Stories

Mark Mayer

Welcome to the sublime circus of Mark Mayer's Michener-Copernicus-winning debut, Aerialists, a fiercely inventive collection of nine stories in which classic carnival characters become ordinary misfits seeking...

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 Read reviewYou Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories

Curtis Sittenfeld

A dazzling, smart and razor-sharp story collection by Curtis Sittenfeld, Sunday Times bestselling author of Eligible and American Wife. 

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Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Michael Earp, Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G. Coleman, Benjamin Law, Christos Tsiolkas

A ground-breaking collection of YA short stories by 12 of Australia's finest writers from the LGBTQIA+ community. What does it mean to be queer? 

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

Raymond Carver

With this, his first collection, Carver breathed new life into the short story.

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 Read reviewArms Race & Other Stories

Arms Race & Other Stories

Nic Low

Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection. Nic...

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 Read reviewThis Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz's new collection, This Is How You Lose Her, is a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle...

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