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The Best British Short Stories 2011 by Nicholas Royle
  

The Best British Short Stories 2011

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In true Ronseal fashion this book really ‘does what it says' on the cover.

In it you’ll find the best short stories published by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere and you won’t be disappointed.

Perfect for those times when you don’t have the time or inclination for a full novel but rather like a ‘espresso’ you need a literary pick me up.

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The Best British Short Stories 2011 by Nicholas Royle

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. Neither genre nor Granta shall be overlooked in the search for the very best new short fiction. The first book of the series includes stories published in 2010 by the following authors: David Rose, Hilary Mantel, Lee Rourke, Leone Ross, Claire Massey, Christopher Burns, Adam Marek, SJ Butler, Heather Leach, Alan Beard, Kirsty Logan, Philip Langeskov, Bernie McGill, John Burnside, Robert Edric, Michele Roberts, Dai Vaughan, Alison Moore and Salley Vickers.

Reviews

The collection illustrates just how vibrant and varied the UK short story writing scene is ... each is well crafted and there's much breadth in terms of style, tone and theme - running from love to war and covering everything in between. -- Sarah-Clare Conlon * Bookmunch * It's so good that it's hard to believe that there was no equivalent during the 17 years since Giles Gordon and David Hughes's Best English Short Stories ceased publication in 1994. The first selection makes a very good beginning ... Highly Recommended. -- Kate Saunders * The Times * Slip this lightweight but nourishing anthology into your holiday bag. Editor Royle has selected 20 published stories from British writers. His own (excellent) taste means that little explosions of weirdness or transcendence often erupt amid much well-observed everyday life. -- Boyd Tonkin * The Independent *


About the Author

Nicholas Royle is the author of more than 100 short stories, two novellas and six novels. His short story collection, Mortality (Serpent’s Tail), was shortlisted for the inaugural Edge Hill Prize. He has edited fifteen anthologies of short stories, including A Book of Two Halves (Gollancz), The Time Out Book of Paris Short Stories (Penguin), ’68: New Stories by Children of the Revolution (Salt) and Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds (Two Ravens Press). A senior lecturer in creative writing at the Manchester Writing School at MMU, he reviews fiction for the Independent and the Warwick Review. A new novel, First Novel (Jonathan Cape), is due to appear in 2013 and a collection of short stories, London Labyrinth (No Exit Press), is forthcoming. He lives in Manchester. He also runs Nightjar Press, publishing original short stories as signed, limited-edition chapbooks.

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Publication date

15th April 2011

Author

Nicholas Royle

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Publisher

Salt Publishing

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Short Story Collections
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781907773129

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