New Voices in British Short Fiction by Women

Ailsa Cox

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Abstract

n this chapter, I discuss some of the newer female short story writers to have emerged recently in Britain. Situating their work within the context of contemporary literature culture, I outline the importance of small press publication, Creative Writing courses, literary awards and social media in promoting the short story and nurturing the careers of its authors. I illustrate my arguments by using collections by four writers as case studies. These are Sweet Home by Carys Bray (2012), Diving Belles by Lucy Wood (2012), The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies (2014) and Light Box by K.J. Orr (2016). Through a close reading of the stories, I identify the distinctive strategies adopted by these writers and their contribution to the ongoig development of the genre within the context of British society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain
EditorsJorge Sacido-Romero, Laura Lojo-Rodriguez
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages295-316
Number of pages328
ISBN (Print)9781138093645
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • Carys Bray
  • Carys Davies
  • British short story
  • Creative Writing
  • K. J. Orr Lucy Wood

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Cox, A. (2018). New Voices in British Short Fiction by Women. In J. Sacido-Romero, & L. Lojo-Rodriguez (Eds.), Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain (pp. 295-316). Oxon: Routledge.
Cox, Ailsa. / New Voices in British Short Fiction by Women. Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain. editor / Jorge Sacido-Romero ; Laura Lojo-Rodriguez. Oxon : Routledge, 2018. pp. 295-316
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Cox, A 2018, New Voices in British Short Fiction by Women. in J Sacido-Romero & L Lojo-Rodriguez (eds), Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain. Routledge, Oxon, pp. 295-316.

New Voices in British Short Fiction by Women. / Cox, Ailsa.

Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain. ed. / Jorge Sacido-Romero; Laura Lojo-Rodriguez. Oxon : Routledge, 2018. p. 295-316.

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