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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

by Hilary Mantel

One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories

In The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel’s trademark gifts...


Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories

by Paul Theroux

A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" Paul Theroux (Time)


The Witch: And Other Tales Re-Told

by Jean Thompson

Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children. The lurking wolf in "Little Red Riding Hood," the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel, the beauty asleep in her castle-these fables...


Girl with Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

For the first time ever available as an audiobook, Girl with Curious Hair is being produced as part of Hachette Audio's ambitious David Foster Wallace audiobook publishing program, joining Brief Interviews with...


You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor

by Elizabeth Taylor & Margaret Drabble

Elizabeth Taylor is finally beginning to gain the recognition due to her as one of the best English writers of the postwar period, prized and praised by Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, among others. Inheriting...


Into the War

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War contains three stories drawing on Italo Calvino's memories of the Second World War in Italy.


Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

by Margaret Atwood

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for...


Holding Pattern

by Jeffery Renard Allen

The world of Jeffery Renard Allen’s stunning short-story collection is a place like no other. A recognizable city, certainly, but one in which a man might sprout wings or copper pennies might fall from the...


Breathe At Every Other Stroke

by Pamela Gullard

Life is suspended for the characters in this striking debut collection. Frozen with loss, numbed by the drudgery of routine, stalked by ghosts, or scared by their own violence, they hunker down and wait--for...


Sandokan: A Novel

by Nanni Balestrini & Antony Shugaar

I'm never coming back to my home town.

A major Italian author’s tale of growing up with Italy’s most brutal criminal enterprise, the Camorra.

This striking novella is based on first-hand research of the...


The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

by Laura Furman

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from...


The Next New World

by Bob Shacochis

“If we are in the golden age of the short story, Bob Shacochis is one of the writers who got us here.” —Providence Journal

The haunting stories in The Next New World have a directness, an immediacy, a funny,...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles

Janes Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. This collection of expertly crafted short fiction will fully acquaint all students...


Lovely, Dark, Deep

by Joyce Carol Oates

From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within...


Ladies in Low Places

by Mary Ann Henry

Set in the mythic, coastal lands of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, each story in this unforgettable collection captures the moments in women's lives when they must confront some aspect of their authentic...


After the People Lights Have Gone Off

by Stephen Graham Jones

A collection of literary horror stories that are unique, mesmerizing, and based on our everyday worries and fears.


To Skin a Cat

by Thomas Mcguane

Thomas McGuane's first short story collection; 13 stories of great range, verve and humor.


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim’s stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they’re...


The Street and other stories

by Gerry Adams

One of the world's best-known political figures shares stories that reveal the humanity and indomitable spirit of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. The moving accounts of the fictional characters...


All the Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Four brand new tales are now added to New Directions' original 1997 cloth edition of Open to the Public. This new and complete paperback edition now contains every one of her forty-one marvelous stories, catnip...