Short Stories

Uplifting. Intriguing. 30 women, 30 stories – Cecelia Ahern’s new short story collection Roar

In this singular and imaginative story collection, Cecelia Ahern illuminates the myriad ways in which women overcome adversity with wit, resourcefulness and compassion.

‘Most wokeness I happen to come across is dependent on brokeness’ – Phumlani Pikoli chats about his debut book

Pan Macmillan sat down with author Phumlani Pikoli to chat about his debut book, The Fatuous State of Severity.

Friday Night Book Club: Read ‘The High Heel Killer’ – a short story from Mohale Mashigo’s new book Intruders

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!

Short Story Day Africa Prize 2018 deadline extended

The deadline for the Short Story Day Africa Prize has been extended to 31 October 2018.

The coolest cover reveal ever? Complete a puzzle online to see Mohale Mashigo’s new book!

Complete a puzzle online to reveal the cover for Mohale Mashigo’s new book!

2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist announced

African shortlistees this year hail from Uganda (Harriet Anena), South Africa (Fred Khumalo and Michelle Sacks), Ghana (Cheryl Ntumy) and Nigeria (Efua Traoré and Obi Umeozor).

Short Story Day Africa Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize for Short Fiction has been revealed. This year’s prize theme is ‘ID’, …

Don’t miss the launch of new African short story collection The Gods Who Send Us Gifts at UJ with Wole Soyinka

The South African launch of the book The Gods Who Send Us Gifts: An Anthology of African Short Stories will take place at the University of Johannesburg.

2018 Short Story Africa Day Prize announced: This year’s theme is Hotel Africa

Submissions open 1 June 2018* | Submissions close 31 August 2018
First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100

Win a copy of The Fatuous State of Severity by Phumlani Pikoli

Pan Macmillan is giving away three copies of Phumlani Pikoli’s new short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity!

Jeffrey Archer discusses his seventh book of short stories, Tell Tale

‘One of the very pleasant discoveries with Tell Tale is that everybody has a different favourite.’

New edition of Phumlani Pikoli’s short story collection The Fatuous State of Severity out next year!

Pan Macmillan is proud to announce that it will publish a new edition of Phumlani Pikoli’s The Fatuous State of Severity in 2018.

Niq Mhlongo reveals cover for his next book, Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree

Niq Mhlongo has revealed the prospective cover for his next book, a collection of short stories to be titled Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree.

Win a signed copy of Tom Hanks’s new book of short stories, Uncommon Type

Penguin Random House South Africa is giving away five SIGNED copies of Tom Hanks’s first work of fiction, Uncommon Type!

Tom Hanks presents his first book of short stories: Uncommon Type

Uncommon Type is a collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

New isiZulu publishing company Kwasukela Books launches with call for submissions

New isiZulu fiction publishing company Kwasukela Books is launching with a call for submissions for its first anthology of short stories.

Read an excerpt from No Middle Name, The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories

The complete Jack Reacher short stories, from number one bestseller Lee Child, have been published together for the first time in No Middle Name!

Don’t miss the launch of new short story collection Queer Africa 2

Queer Africa 2, the follow-up anthology to Queer Africa: new and collected fiction, will be launched at Wits University on 3 June.

Bookshy features 22 short story collections by African women writers

Bookshy has curated a list of short story collections by African women writers, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi, Sofia Samatar, Bessie Head, Petina Gappah and Lauren Beukes.

New short story by Wanjiku wa Ngugi appears in Auburn Avenue

Auburn Avenue’s Issue II feature’s a new short story by Wanjiku wa Ngugi called “Hundred Acres of Marshland”.