43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Last year, I put together this list of the most iconic poems in the English language; it’s high time to do the same for short stories. But before we go any further, you may be asking: What does “iconic” mean in this context? Can a short story really be iconic in the way of a […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-13 08:50:36 UTC ]
News tagged with: #iconic poems #english language #high time #short story #short stories

Other Publishing stories related to: '43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language'


Duolingo adds short stories to its language-learning iPhone app

Duolingo's library of interactive short stories is finally available for mobile, particularly for iPhones. The language-learning portal's Stories feature, which offers over 100 fully voiced bite-sized stories designed to test your reading and listeni... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-10-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories


The English patient: bestseller Jin Yong’s long wait for English-language publication

It has been a long road to publication in the English language for Jin Yong, one of China’s most renowned writers, whose footprint on the nation’s cultural landscape is vast. But it may prove to have been worth the wait... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cultural landscape #english language #long road #english patient #long wait


Cambridge University and First Story unveiled as BBC short story awards partners

First Story and the University of Cambridge are the new partners of the BBC’s short story awards, replacing BookTrust, in a three-year collaboration starting in 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #cambridge university


Hall gets fourth shortlisting for BBC's £15k short story award

Sarah Hall has been shortlisted for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for the fourth time, after winning the prize in 2013.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-11 10:46:38 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #fourth time


Izumi Suzuki, counterculture icon and SF legend, will finally be published in English in 2021.

Izumi Suzuki, whose works of science fiction have earned her a special place in Japanese counterculture, will soon make her English-language debut with a story collection whose synopsis sounds almost unbearably cool. Verso Books will publish Terminal Boredom, a short story collection, in April... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-04 16:26:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #science fiction #verso #verso books #story collection #special place


10 Short Stories About Women’s Transformations

The Little Mermaid sacrifices her tail for a human soul. The Navajo Changing Woman grows old and is reborn with the seasons. The nymph Daphne becomes a tree to escape lovesick Apollo. Women transform because we are hungry. We transform because we’re restless, and because we’re dangerous. Women... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-08-28 11:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #electric literature


Five Japanese Authors Share Their Favorite Murakami Short Stories

This past weekend in Japan, Haruki Murakami released his new story collection Ichininshō Tansū (The First Person Singular). The collection comprises eight stories, seven of which were first published in the literary magazine Bungakukai between summer 2018 and winter 2020. Many of these... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-20 08:49:52 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #literary magazine #past weekend


Niamh Campbell wins £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Niamh Campbell has been awarded the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for her "original and touching" piece "Love Many". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 16:30:36 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #niamh campbell


Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Indian author Kritika Pandey has been announced as the overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 13:25:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


Faber acquires Lanchester's 'unsettling' short story collection

Faber is to publish a collection of short stories by John Lanchester this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 08:59:04 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #john lanchester


Five Italian Short Story Collections You Should Read

Short stories by contemporary Italian writers are hard to come across and almost none of them make it across the Atlantic. Booksellers and publishers seem to stay away from them because—what’s new?—they sell less, as they apparently lack “the immersive factor.” However, readers in the twentieth... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-16 08:48:49 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #twentieth century


On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:21 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #black experience #americans seek #black bookstores #bookstore surges #black struggle


On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:21 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #black experience #americans seek #black bookstores #bookstore surges #black struggle


On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #black experience #americans seek #black bookstores #bookstore surges #black struggle


Kennedy shortlisted for Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for consecutive year

Louise Kennedy has made the six-strong shortlist for this year's Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award for the second year running. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-07 17:27:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #six-strong shortlist #louise kennedy #year running #consecutive year


Glasgow writer wins regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The regional winners of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced, with 20-year-old Reyah Martin taking the title for Europe and Canada. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 23:09:53 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #regional winners


20 Must-Read Small Press Short Story Collections and Anthologies

Have a quick bite of these excellent small press short story collections and anthologies sampling a wide variety of genres, themes, and perspectives. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-05 10:34:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #small press #wide variety


Doyle and O'Neill on Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award longlist

Roddy Doyle and Joseph O'Neill have been longlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-02 23:49:24 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #roddy doyle


2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year's Commonwealth Short Story Prize has been announced, and features 20 entries from countries across the Commonwealth. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-21 15:26:21 UTC ]
More news stories like this |