Regular readers will know that I occasionally post pics of “my” short story display case. (Of course, when I say “my” I mean books selected by me and displayed for sale at Waterstone’s bookshop in Brighton.)
So, here’s how it looks RIGHT NOW!
On the top we have Just When Stories
all profits of which go to WildAid and the David Shepherd Foundation. Next up is Fame by Daniel Kehlmann
, and then Stories to get you Through the Night
which is the most perfect gift book I can think of. It’s beautifully done and offers quality stories from Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Anton Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Haruki Murakami, Wilkie Collins, Kate Chopin, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Brothers Grimm, John Cheever, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, Helen Simpson, Richard Yates, James Lasdun, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, Somerset Maugham and Julian Barnes.
On the first shelf we have, as we always will as long as I am running this, the wonderful Collected Stories of Janice Galloway. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to read my review card in the picture, suffice to say I truly believe Galloway’s prose to be perfect. Next along is The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore – another MUST for any short story fan. Then A. L Kennedy What Becomes (seriously people, this top shelf is chock full of awesome talent.) Then there is The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake, which contains the 6 stories published during his life, and 6 unpublished. It’s harsh knowing that’s all there ever will be. These are such vivid stories, rooted deeply in the place of his birth, rural West Virginia.
Pretty darn enticing, huh?