The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story

The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories & Anthologies
Paperback Published on: 27/06/2019
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Synopsis

'Sometimes - not often - a book comes along that feels like Christmas. Philip Hensher's timely, but timeless, selection of the best short stories from the past 20 years is that kind of book. His introduction is as enriching as anything that has been published this year' - The Sunday Times A spectacular treasury of the best British short stories published in the last twenty years. We are living in a particularly rich period for British short stories. Despite the relative lack of places in which they can be published, the challenge the medium represents has attracted a host of remarkable, subversive, entertaining and innovative writers. Philip Hensher, following the success of his definitive Penguin Book of British Short Stories, has scoured a vast trove of material and chosen thirty great stories for this new volume of works written between 1997 and the present day. Includes short stories by A.L. Kennedy, Tessa Hadley, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jackie Kay, Graham Swift, Jane Gardam, Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman, Martin Amis, China Mieville, Peter Hobbs, Thomas Morris, David Rose, David Szalay, Irvine Welsh, Lucy Caldwell, Rose Tremain, Helen Oyeyemi, Leone Ross, Helen Simpson, Zadie Smith, Will Self, Gerard Woodward, James Kelman, Lucy Wood, Hilary Mantel, Eley Williams, Sarah Hall, Mark Haddon and Helen Dunmore.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141986210
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 315g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story
Don't underestimate short stories
According to legend, Mark Twain once wrote to a friend, "I apologise for the length of this letter, I didn't have time to write a short one." In these shor... READ MORE
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