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Short story collections to keep on your reading radar


A round-up of exciting collections to look out for in the coming months

Life Among the Terranauts by Caitlin Horrocks
(Hachette, £20, 12 January)

Paradise Block by Alice Ash
(Serpent’s Tail, £12.99, 4 February)

The Earth, Thy Great Exchequer, Ready Lies by Jo Lloyd
(Swift Press, £12.99, 4 February)

Pure Gold by John Patrick McHugh
(New Island Books, £11.99, 26 February)

Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen
(Scribner, £12, 4 March)

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Short Stories by Danielle Evans
(Picador 4 March)

The Mysterious Correspondent: New Stories by Marcel Proust, translated by Charlotte Mandell
(Oneworld, £16.99, 4 March)

The Book of Ramallah edited by Maya Abu Al-Hayat
(Comma Press, £9.99, 4 March)

Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi
(Faber & Faber, £11.50, 30 March)

The End of the World is a Cul de Sac by Louise Kennedy
(Bloomsbury, £14.99, 1 April)

First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel
(Harvill Secker, £16.99, 6 April)

The Souvenir Museum: Stories by Elizabeth McCracken
(Ecco Press, £20, 13 April)

Male Tears by Benjamin Myers
(Bloomsbury, £12.99, 29 April)

Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed
(Ig Publishing, £12, 4 May)

Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell
(Faber & Faber, £12.99, 6 May)

Chemistry and Other Stories by Tim Pears
(Bloomsbury 24 June)

The Cuckoo Cage edited by Ra Page
(Comma Press, £9.99, 22 July)

Afterparties: Stories by Anthony Veasna So
(Ecco Press, £20, 3 August)

Which are you reading or planning to read? Which collections have we missed off this list? Let us know at @ShortStoryAward


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