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An Elegant Young Man

by Luke Carman

For a long time Western Sydney has been the political flash-point of the nation, but it has been absent from Australian literature. Luke Carman's first book of fiction is about to change all that: a collection...

The Second Achmed Abdullah Megapack: 17 Classic Stories

by Achmed Abdullah

If you've picked up this volume, you may already be familiar with Achmed Abdullah's work from the first volume, "The Achmed Abdullah Megapack." If not, no harm done; both Megapacks contain short stories which...

The Life Portrait

by Jacquelynn Luben

When Count Felipo's daughter, Ursula, becomes ill, her father is desperate to find a remedy, so much so that he is prepared to hire the artist who previously painted her portrait to transform the girl in the...

Lily the Luddite

by Lilian Simmonds

For almost seven decades, ten ladies have met for lunch on May 8, to celebrate their friendship and shared history. Over the last few years the annual lunch has been fractured and interrupted, and Lily is convinced...

The Stories of Frederick Busch

by Frederick Busch & Elizabeth Strout

A selection of short stories from a twentieth-century “American master” (Dan Cryer, Newsday). A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects...

The Hotel Eden: Stories

by Ron Carlson

Prepare to be amused, moved, disturbed. These stories by a master of idiosyncrasy visit a world where wit has heft, charm has shadow, and human beings act out all the complicated nuances of love. In the title...

De Profundis and Other Writings

Joseph Andrews/Shamela

by Henry Fielding & Judith Hawley

"‘Kissing, Joseph, is but a Prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young Fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?’ Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding’s first full-length novel, depicts...

Women Up to No Good: A Collection of Short Stories

by Pat Murphy

What do women want? Well, if Pat Murphy is to be trusted (and we're not saying she is), women are looking for trouble. And in this collection of powerful stories, they find it - at an archeological dig in the...

The People on Privilege Hill

by Jane Gardam

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Sixteen Satires

by Juvenal

Juvenal’s Satires create a fascinating (and immediately familiar) world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. Perhaps more...

The Happiest Hour

by Stefano Benni & Sergio Altieri

The happiest hour of our lives is the one we can not find, it is not in our past nor in the present or in the future. It escapes us, forcing us to chase it and then immediately doubt it. Yet we all have at least...

The Man Who Slept in the Park

by Benedetta Cibrario & Giulia Maccagnini

Andrea is a man whose life has been turned upside down. His existence was overturned by his layoff, and now everything that he has always known chokes him, clamping his chest in a vice and preventing him from...

The Superegg

by Viola Di Grado & Giulia Maccagnini

After generations of humans who talked too much and tried to sound sincere, an egg was elected. And not just any egg, but the mysterious and perfect Egg. Silent and seraphic, it has in its own roundness a whole...

London Angel

by Piersandro Pallavicini & Sergio Altieri

They meet in London, they hug, they sit in a pub drinking. Shamelessly, they reminisce. Two writers, one white and one black, with joy and wearing their hearts on their sleeces, searching for the true meaning...

The Blazing World and Other Writings

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy & David McDuff

Our ambitious program of new Tolstoy editions continues with two collections of powerful stories

The violent spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life that inspired his last period of creativity produced the stories...

Red Cavalry and Other Stories

by Isaac Babel & Efraim Sicher

From the early Soviet period, the impassioned short fiction of the great Russian-Jewish writer

One of the most powerful short-story writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Babel expressed his sense of inner...

Feature Development for Social Networking

by Benjamin Rosenbaum

Critically acclaimed and Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominated author Benjamin Rosenbaum makes his first appearance on with an epistolary storyof a sort. Rosenbaum is a software developer by...

Chutney Power and Other Stories: Caribbean Literature and Poetry

by Willi Chen

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award: Gumbo, Bolo, Terrijones and Ocean eat like pigs, diving into heaped dish after steaming heaped dish in their gargantuan efforts to win the championship...