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Best British Short Stories

Jerwood/Arvon Mentee Adam Welch featured in Best British Short Stories 2019

24 July 2019

Best British Short Stories 2019 is regarded as the nation's favourite annual guide to the short story, and is now in its ninth year. Adam Welch is a journalist and editor, currently supported through the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme.

The new series of stories aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, 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.

It features stories by: Julia Armfield, Elizabeth Baines, Naomi Booth, Kieran Devaney, Vicky Grut, Nigel Humphreys, Sally Jubb, Lucie McKnight Hardy, Robert Mason, Ann Quin, Sam Thompson, Melissa Wan,  Ren Watson and Adam Welch.

Dating back to the 1920s, this vital showcase of shorter fiction was relaunched in 2011 under the editorship of novelist, editor and anthologist, Nicholas Royle. The series has gone on to become a a major success, featuring writers as diverse as John Burnside, Stuart Evers, Lesley Glaister, Hillary Mantel, Christopher Priest, Leone Ross, Will Self, Nikesh Shukla, Helen Simpson and Jeanette Winterson, to name just a few.