Costa Short Story Award Winner

Costa Short Story Award WinnerAngela Readman's story 'The Keeper of the Jackalopes' was awarded winner of the Costa Short Story Award, with Kit De Waal's 'The Old Man and the Suit' and Tony Bagley's 'The Forgiveness Thing' as runners up.When speaking of her win Angela told The Short Review:“I’ve been quietly writing for years... I was … Continue reading Costa Short Story Award Winner

New voice Catherine Lacey on self-criticism

Anti-heroes and dystopias are more interesting to me, as a reader and writer, than their tidier counterparts. Nikky and Nathan’s friendship is, in a way, a kind of dystopia: almost everything necessary for human connection is dysfunctional; it’s a kind of exaggeration of all that can go wrong between two people. This interview with Catherine … Continue reading New voice Catherine Lacey on self-criticism

Anne Enright on the Irish short story

Anne Enright on the Irish short storyIreland has produced some of the world's most celebrated short story writers – and continues to do so. Why are the Irish so good at the form, and why do they love it so much, asks Anne Enright. This article comes from the Guardian, 2010, around the time The Granta … Continue reading Anne Enright on the Irish short story