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10 Short Story Collections That You Need To Read This Year!

Phalasha Nagpal

Guest Contributor

All you bibliophiles must check out the Pune International Literature Festival that’s happening this month. And to gear up for an unique literary experience, why not take a book along with you, as company for those long plane and train rides, so that boredom never comes knocking your way?  Even if you’re not much of a reader, we say that you explore the genre of short stories. Firstly they can be completed in a jiffy, and secondly, they’re also a great way to keep one entertained as each story leaves you feeling uniquely fulfilled. Skim through our carefully selected short story collection and select the one that calls out to you…

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Swimmer Among The Stars

Filled with history, archaeology, and cultural influences, Kanishk Tharoor’s debut collection is centred around probing the flaws of language and its relationship with technology and their dynamic interactions in modern India.

Kanishk Tharoor

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What Is Not Yours, Is Not Yours

By British novelist, Helen Oyeyemi, this collection of stories with unique characters and their unique interactions offers you more than a sneak-peak into the writer’s exquisite and imaginative mind. We promise you that you’ll find it tough to keep this book down.

Helen Oyeyemi

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Bad Dreams And Other Stories

With her new collection of stories, Tessa Hadley offers an extraordinary experience making you realise how it is the simple things in life that make all the difference.

Tessa Hadley

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Come Let Us Sing Anyway

Crafted by author Leone Ross, over a period of 15 long years, these stories are full of drama, unexplored sexualities, and politics. Embrace yourself for an emotional roller coaster!

Leone Ross

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All The Mowgli Stories

Rewind to your childhood days with Rudyard Kipling’s collection of nine stories about the little hero Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle. P.S. If not for the stories, read the book for the oh-so-amazing illustrations!

Rudyard kipling

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Men Without Women: Stories

Get set to feel unnerved with this collection of stories by one of the most well-known international authors, Haruki Murakami. Each of the seven tales are stories about men who find themselves alone due to different circumstances. These stories will definitely resonate with you.

Haruki Murakami

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The Refugees

Centred around the sensitive subject of exile, the American author Viet Thanh Nguyen talks about different individuals, their experiences and what they finally make out of their lives. This poignant story collection is definitely worth a read!

Viet Thanh Nguyen

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99 Stories Of God

This set of micro-fictions by Joy Williams are so intense and exhilarating that reading them would truly be a memorable experience for you. It is sure to leave you pondering over them, lost in thought for hours, or even days.

Joy Williams

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The World To Come

The award-winning writer Jim Shepard takes you on an adventurous journey across borders and countries, leaving your heart brimming with sadness, disillusionment and immersing you in a sea of emotions.

Jim Shepard

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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

If there was one book that should be titled as the most awaited book of 2017, then this debut short story collection by Lesley Nneka Arimah would be it! Her incredibly human stories explore relationships, bonds and dynamics between people, leaving us with lessons for life.

Lesley Nneka Arimah

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Happy shopping ladies! 

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Published on Sep 10, 2017
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