The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story

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We are living in a particularly rich period for British short stories. Despite the relative lack of venues in which they can be published, the challenge the medium represents has attracted many remarkable writers. Philip Hensher has been reading a vast trove of material and has chosen thirty great stories, written between the death of Princess Diana and the present day.

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‘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’ 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 Miéville, 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.

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Weight 0.315 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xxi, 410

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.0108092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K