May 2018 New-titles: Fiction Previews

As recently reported online by The Bookseller, short story anthologies are enjoying a boom in sales, rising by almost 50% in value to reach their highest level in seven years. Wonderful news . . . and this month sees publication of two more cracking collections which I hope will continue the trend. Last Stories (Viking) is the final, posthumous collection from William Trevor, widely held to be a master of the form. You Think It, I’ll Say It (Doubleday) is the début collection from the acclaimed Curtis Sittenfeld, whose next book, I’m told, will be a fictional account of Hillary Clinton, as...

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