Book List in Order: 22 titles


  • The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its tenth year. 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 storie...



  • The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its ninth year.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...



  • 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 brie...



  • The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its seventh year.Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This critically acclaimed series aims to reprint the best shor...



  • Silas and Ethel Woodlock have retired from the business of undertaking to spend their twilight years by the sea but things are not as easy as they’d hoped, and it’s all to do with herring gulls. Stephen Osmer and Lily Lynch are a glamorous young ...



  • An accomplished piece of metafiction by a creative writing professor, about a creative writing professor, writing a novel—complex, gripping, and extremely enjoyableEither First Novel is a darkly funny examination of the relative attractions of crea...



  • The third in a series of annual anthologies, "The Best British Short Stories 2013" reprints the cream of short fiction, by British writers, first published in 2012. These stories appeared in magazines from the Edinburgh Review to Granta, in anthologi...



  • There are few figures more important in literary and critical theory than Jacques Derrida. Whether lauded or condemned, his writing has had far-reaching ramifications, and his work on deconstruction cannot be ignored. This volume introduces students ...



  • The Reunion" is based on actual events," reveals the author, "but the story only really came into focus for me when I was invited to contribute to Ellen Datlow's Poe anthology. Poe is brilliant. I was at a conference recently where a teacher reveal...







  • The second in a brand-new series of annual anthologies, "The Best British Short Stories 2012" reprints the cream of short fiction, by British writers, first published in 2011. These stories first appeared in magazines from "Ambit" to "Granta", in ant...



  • Facing the disarray and disorientation around his father's death, a man contends with the strange and haunting power of the house his parents once lived in. He sets about the mundane yet exhausting process of sorting through the remnants of his fathe...



  • Carl stumbles across part of a map to an unknown town. He becomes convinced it represents the city of his dreams, where ice skaters turn quintuple loops and trumpeters hit impossibly high notes.... where the girl of his dreams will agree to see him a...



  • 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 else...



  • London, the late 1980s. A storm of hurricane strength brings two people together. One of them is married. 'Nicholas Royle writes at the very edge of genre, both at the cutting edge and at the border with something that is rather different' - Roz Kave...



  • An amateur goalkeeper is frozen solid in a moment of ecstasy as he makes his perfect save. A young man finds himself drawn into the autoerotic asphyxiation fantasies of his deceased uncle. A photographer navigates the rapids of London’s fashion-med...



  • A brutal killer, inspired by the Belgian artist Paul Delvaux, leaves each of his victims posed as if in a painting. Meanwhile cult film director Johnny Vos is making a low-budget biopic about the same artist. He hires women from Antwerp's red light d...



  • Acclaimed novelist Nicholas Royle presents bodies of work by three gifted writers exploring the edges of contemporary urban life Dreams Never End is at the edge of the urban landscape, and at the heart of the noir genre. The ten stories, edited by N...



  • in Year's Best Fantasy 3

    The door to fantastic worlds, skewed realities, and breathtaking other realms is opened wide to you once more in this third anthology of the finest short fantasy fiction to emerge over the past year, compiled by acclaimed editor David G. Hartwell. Ra...










  • A collection of twenty-three short stories, by new and established American and British writers, creates a fascinating tour of the rich complexities of New York City, from Times Square to Greenwich Village, Chelsea to Central Park. Original....