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Bad Dreams and Other Stories

by Tessa Hadley

The award-winning author of The Past once again "crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural" (Washington Post), in a collection of stories that elevate the mundane into...


The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

by Penelope Lively

A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner.

“Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit.” —Michiko Kakutani, The...


The Dinner Party: Stories

by Joshua Ferris

One of the most anticipated books of 2017--New York Magazine, The Washington Post, New York Observer, The Millions, Book Riot's "All the Books" Podcast, and Fuse

The first collection of short stories from the...


Fen

by Daisy Johnson

A singular debut that “marks the emergence of a great, stomping, wall-knocking talent” (Kevin Barry)

Daisy Johnson’s Fen, set in the fenlands of England, transmutes the flat, uncanny landscape into a rich,...


Living in the Weather of the World: Stories

by Richard Bausch

In these fourteen indelible stories, Richard Bausch once again proves himself a modern master.

From the prize-winning novelist and universally acclaimed short story writer ("Richard Bausch is a master of the...


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by BuzzfeedTime Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the MillionsNylon, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric Literature

A dazzlingly...


The Refugees

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize,...


Homesick for Another World: Stories

by Ottessa Moshfegh

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time

Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim,...


The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead

by Chanelle Benz

A stunningly original debut collection, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead is about lives across history marked by violence and longing. In ten stories of impressive range, Chanelle Benz displays a staggering...


Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

by Kathleen Collins

Now available in Ecco’s Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker—a contemporary of revered writers including...


Public Library and Other Stories

by Ali Smith

Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we’ve read over our lives—our own personal libraries—make of us? What does the unraveling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in...


Intimations

by Alexandra Kleeman

From the celebrated author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,a thought-provoking, often unsettling story collection that consists, broadly, of narrative diagrams of the three main stages in a human life:...


Sex and Death

by Sarah Hall & Peter Hobbs

In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, edited by two masters of the form, a diverse group of contemporary writers probes the nature and connection between two of the most powerful, exhilarating,...


When Watched: Stories

by Leopoldine Core

Winner of the Whiting Award

Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award

Longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction & The Story Prize

“Core captures a precious slice of what it is to be human....


So Much for That Winter

by Dorthe Nors & Misha Hoekstra

Dorthe Nors follows up her acclaimed story collection Karate Chop with a pair of novellas that playfully chart the aftermath of two very twenty-first-century romances. In "Days," a woman in her late thirties...


The High Places

Dylan Thomas Prize 2017

by Fiona McFarlane

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


The Bed Moved: Stories

by Rebecca Schiff

The audacious, savagely funny debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness: a collection of stories that gives us a fresh take on adolescence, death, sex; on being Jewish-ish; and on finding...


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

by Helen Oyeyemi

Winner of the PEN Open Book Award

An NPR Best Book of 2016

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick

A PBS NewsHour Best Book of 2016

A Slate Best Book of the Year

One of Esquire Magazine’s Best Books of 2016

One...


Prodigals

by Greg Jackson

"People are bullets, fired," the narrator declares in one of the desperate, eerie stories that make up Greg Jackson's Prodigals. He's fleeing New York, with a woman who may be his therapist, as a storm bears...


The Unfinished World: And Other Stories

by Amber Sparks

A highly anticipated collection of wildly imaginative short stories from “one of contemporary fiction’s true mad scientists” (Necessary Fiction). In the weird and wonderful tradition of Kelly Link and...