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With Beneath the Bonfire, Nickolas Butler (author of Shotgun Lovesongs) returns with ten short stories about moral complexity in America’s gritty heartland.

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The stories in Lethem’s latest collection feature, among other things, a man named Pending Vegan trying to survive a psychological beating at SeaWorld, a blog that seems to have a physical existence and must be defended as if it were a castle, a girl who orgasms by hearing per

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Through a series of short stories and essays Hanif Kureishi discusses the hefty themes of love and hate – and the latter steals the spotlight.

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Pushkin Press’s Mexico20 does for Mexican literature what Granta does for English literature: provides a selection of texts from young (under the age of 40) writers which pretty much constitutes a “ones to watch” style list.

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Vickers is probably best known for her first novel Miss Garnet’s Angel which showed her perception for pinpointing the emotions and mores of women of a certain age.

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Pushkin Press has created a pretty unique book. Start at one end to read a collection of 15 short stories: Karate Chop. Flip the book over to begin from the other end and you start reading a strange but gripping short story: Minna Needs Rehearsal Space.

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Most of the stories in Tom Barbash’s debut collection could have used Philip Larkin’s line “they fuck you up, your mum and dad” as an epigraph.

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So much of the craft of a short story has to do with what you decide to put the frame around; which scenes do you choose to offer an insight into the lives of the characters who you are writing about? At first glance, D J Taylor’s choice of focus seems a little perple

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