Short story writers lament profile problem

Short story writers lament profile problem

Short stories are gaining ground in the UK, but authors working within the format are finding it more difficult to break into the public consciousness than novelists, writers have told The Bookseller.

Awards that cover all forms of fiction such as The Folio Prize, won in 2014 by George Saunders’ short-story collection Tenth of December (Bloomsbury), have helped the form to gain exposure, but it is still difficult to flourish as a short story writer, according to author Kirsty Logan (pictured), who is appearing at this week’s London Short Story Festival.

Logan said it was “definitely m...

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