Short story collections we loved in 2019

 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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 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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 Read reviewLucky Ticket

Lucky Ticket

Joey Bui

A debut collection of stories announcing an intelligent, vibrant and highly original Australian-Vietnamese voice in contemporary literature.

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The Flight of Birds

The Flight of Birds

Joshua Lobb, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

The Flight of Birds is a novel in twelve stories, each of them compelled by an encounter between the human and animal worlds. The birds in these stories inhabit the same space as humans, but they are also apart, gliding above us....

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 Read reviewOlive, Again

Olive, Again

Elizabeth Strout

An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton.

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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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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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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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Tales From Moominvalley

Tales From Moominvalley

Tove Jansson

Here are nine delightfully funny stories about the citizens of Moominvalley.   

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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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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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 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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The House of Youssef

The House of Youssef

Yumna Kassab

The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around themes of isolation, family and community, and nostalgia...

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Sabrina and Corina: Stories

Sabrina and Corina: Stories

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. Set against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado - a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite...

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Black Light: Stories

Black Light: Stories

Kimberly King Parsons

With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire's darkest hollows - those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short...

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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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The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

Jhumpa Lahiri

This collection brings together forty writers that have shaped her love of the Italian language and profound appreciation for its literature.

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