Best British Short Stories 2015

You might assume that an anthology with a title like this is going to be a genteel affair, perhaps because when we think of the form we often imagine a sort of archetypal New Yorker short story, which tends to follow the formula of Small and Poignant Domestic Events Hinting at a Dark Truth. Otherwise it’s the kind of magazine competition in, say, Grazia, illustrated by a floaty-dressed model aged about 19 staring into the distance with a typewriter in front of her.

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