Friday, March 05, 2010

The Short Review March 2010... and more

Today's post is all about books...Firstly, have you bought 100 Stories for Haiti yet? Why not? It's a wonderful present, and it actually HELPS people.

The Short Review's March issue

Lest it be said we only review debut and contemporary authors, this month we review Willa Cather, Flannery O'Connor and Joseph Payne Brennan, all of whom published many collections and are no longer with us. Also: contemporary but no debut author, Janice Galloway's Collected Stories. We travel to Australia, New Zealand and America, back to the children of '68, explore what happens when fiction writers meet scientists, and bring you 101 short short stories/warnings about love.

Competitions: Many books to give away this month: Janice Galloway's Collected Stories, and 5 copies of Anthropology by Dan Rhodes plus one copy of his new novel

Congratulations to Short Review author Daniyal Mueenuddin, winner of this year's $20,000 Story Prize for his collection, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. And to Sherman Alexie and Lorraine M. Lopez whose short story collections, War Dances and Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories, are finalists for the 2010 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, alongside novels by Lorrie Moore, Barbara Kingsolver and Colson Whitehead.

Third, it's your turn to tell the world what books you love: Peter, the fellow who runs the amazing Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations, got in touch. He's making a concerted effort to increase the number of book lists in his Book Club Books category. Interested in writing a book list? Think you know a number of books that would appeal to book clubs? Get in touch with Peter at and he'll fill you in on the details.

Happy reading!

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