Jonathan Gibbs, author of the novel Randall, a wonderful re-imagining of the world of the Young British Artists in the 1990s, has set up a weekly newsletter which generously offers an opportunity to any of us to draw up a personal anthology of 12 short stories. I jumped straight in and my personal anthology was sent out by Jonathan last week.
I relished the chance to revisit stories which have stuck in my mind since I first read them, some many years ago, others more recently. My chosen stories are:
- At Sea, Guy de Maupassant
- Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling
- The Luncheon, W. Somerset Maugham
- A Child”s Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
- Curl up and Dye, Fran Landsman
- Ernesto, Juana Adcock
- Wires, Jon McGregor
- The Semplica Girl Diaries, George Saunders
- Tiger Palace, Kirsty Logan
- Sound Waves, Lane Ashfeldt
- The Cruellne, James Clammer
- Two, Joanna Walsh
Read more about my choices here – I also give links to where you can read and/or buy them.