Best British Short Stories 2017

by Nicholas Royle, Jay Barnett, Peter Bradshaw, Rosalind Brown, Krishan Coupland, Claire Dean, Niven Govinden, Françoise Harvey, Andrew Michael Hurley, Daisy Johnson, James Kelman, Giselle Leeb, Vesna Main, Courttia Newland, Eliot North, Irenosen Okojie, Laura Pocock, David Rose, Deirdre Shanahan, Sophie Wellstood, Lara Williams

Series: Best British Short Stories

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  • 9781784631123
  • 9781784631130

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 short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor’s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume.

Featuring stories by Jay Barnett, Peter Bradshaw, Rosalind Brown, Krishan Coupland, Claire Dean, Niven Govinden, Françoise Harvey, Andrew Michael Hurley, Daisy Johnson, James Kelman, Giselle Leeb, Courttia Newland, Vesna Main, Eliot North, Irenosen Okojie, Laura Pocock, David Rose, Deirdre Shanahan, Sophie Wellstood and Lara Williams.


  • Salt Publishing Limited; June 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784631130
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  • Title: Best British Short Stories 2017
  • Series: Best British Short Stories
  • Author: Nicholas Royle (ed.); Jay Barnett (contrib.); Peter Bradshaw (contrib.); Rosalind Brown (contrib.); Krishan Coupland (contrib.); Claire Dean (contrib.); Niven Govinden (contrib.); Françoise Harvey (contrib.); Andrew Michael Hurley (contrib.); Daisy Johnson (contrib.); James Kelman (contrib.); Giselle Leeb (contrib.); Vesna Main (contrib.); Courttia Newland (contrib.); Eliot North (contrib.); Irenosen Okojie (contrib.); Laura Pocock (contrib.); David Rose (contrib.); Deirdre Shanahan (contrib.); Sophie Wellstood (contrib.); Lara Williams (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Salt
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  • 9781784631123
  • 9781784631130

In The Press

For those new to short stories, the quality and breadth of what is being showcased here, will not easily be bettered. Moreover, the experiential difference that contemporary short stories offer, when compared to novel reading – the unique register they can strike – makes this collection all the more valuable.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781784631123
  • 9781784631130