Best British Short Stories 2022 and Salt Modern Stories Series book launch

  • DATE

    13 December 2022

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    £3 (or free when purchasing the book)


    Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
    University Green, 146 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9GP

We’re delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Salt Publishing to launch Best British Short Stories 2022 and their new Modern Stories series. The evening will be hosted by Nicholas Royle and feature readings from Neil Campbell, Alison Moore, Nicholas Royle and Sara Sherwood.

About the books:

Best British Short Stories 2022 – edited by Nicholas Royle

The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its twelfth year.

Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or, more accurately, by its title. This critically acclaimed series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor’s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume.

Salt Modern Stories

This new Salt series showcases contemporary short story writers born, or working in, the British Isles. Beautiful paperback originals in A format, pocket editions, with classic Salt covers, that will form a must-have set for all story enthusiasts and book collectors.

The first six titles in the series are:

Licensed Premises – Neil Campbell

Connective Tissue – Jane Fraser

Candescent Blooms – Andrew Hook

The Man Who Loves Kuras and Other Stories – Brian Howell

Mammals, I Think We Are Called – Giselle Leeb

Eastmouth and Other Stories – Alison Moore

Doors: 6.30, event starts: 6.45

Tickets are £3 or free when purchasing a copy of Best British Short Stories 2022. Best British Short Stories 2022 and all six titles in the Salt Modern Stories series will also be available to purchase on the night.