This month sees the paperback release of two fab short story collections from Bloomsbury – Homesick, a brilliant group of tales from Roshi Fernando and Diving Belles by Lucy Wood, which our own Jane Bradley raved about when it came out in hardback.
The short story is sometimes unfairly seen as the little sister to the novel – but here at For Books’ Sake, we reckon that bigger isn’t always better, and that some of the finest reads come in small packages.
Bloomsbury have long been champions of the short story, publishing stories by For Books’ Sake favourites like Margaret Atwood.
To show just how much they – and we – love short stories, they’re giving away copies of Homesick and Diving Belles, plus Unaccustomed Earth, a collection from Pulitzer Prize-winner, Jhumpa Lahiri that’s so impressive it not only won the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, but saw the judges do away with a shortlist altogether. And for good measure, Bloomsbury will throw in Elizabeth Gilbert‘s classic collection, Pilgrims, too.
Want to win a copy of each of these four books? Of course you do! And it’s simple.
You’ve got till midnight on Sunday 24th March to get your entries in. Just leave a comment below this post telling us who your favourite woman short story writer of all time is – and why she’s so brilliant.