/Short Stories
  • The Handsome Monk and Other Stories

    Tsering Dondrup

    This contemporary author writes about the nomadic world of his native north-western Tibet.

    Paperback £14.99
  • Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

    Laurence Housman, illustrated by Edmund Dulac, introduction by Marina Warner

    Includes Aladdin, The Three Calendars and The Sleeper Awakened. Beautifully written in what Warner calls the “dialect of enchantment”, enrapturingly recondite and an exquisite match for Dulac’s thrilling and fantastical illustrations. Ages 8-12 and everyone older too.

    Hardback £30.00
  • The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

    Edited by Jay Rubin, introduction by Haruki Murakami

    An anthology from the C19th to the present, ingeniously and painstakingly edited by Rubin whose brief to himself and to colleagues was that the stories selected should be unforgettable and resonant. Not every great Japanese author is represented here, though many are. The thematic ordering of the stories (‘Modern Life and Other Nonsense’, ‘Japan and the West’, ‘Nature and Memory’, ‘Dread’ and more) acts as an unobtrusive guide in a world probably unfamiliar to most of us.

    Includes a tremendously knowledgeable essay by Haruki Murakami.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

    Machado de Assis

    A handsomely produced new translation of the great Brazilian writer’s short stories.

    Hardback £27.99
  • Girl Balancing & Other Stories

    Helen Dunmore

    The last book from the remarkable writer who died last June.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Aetherial Worlds: Stories

    Tatyana Tolstoya

    Short stories from the doyenne of contemporary Russian fiction, many of which have appeared in the New Yorker and other American journals.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Evening in Paradise: More Stories

    Lucia Berlin

    A new collection from the author of the dazzling ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women’ (pbk £9.99).

    Hardback £14.99
  • Death at Sea

    Andrea Camilleri

    These short stories present Inspector Montalbano – may his shadow never grow less – with eight very different cases. Rather like a good selection of antipasti.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story

    Philip Hensher

    From Zadie Smith to Ali Smith, this new collection follows on from his magnificent 2-vol ‘The Penguin Book of the British Short Story’, published in 2015 (now in pbk, £12.99 each – contact us if you’d like to purchase either of these).

    Hardback £20.00