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The Best 2023 Short Story Collections

This list of short story collections is sure to help any reader find the perfect companion for their next journey into literature.

The Best 2023 Short Stories

Are you searching for some of the best short story collections of 2023?  If so, you’re in luck!  We are sharing collections of the best collections of 2023 short stories being published this year.  The authors with books on this list, their works display impressive creativity, wit, and imagination.  So whether you’re searching for something to read on the train or plane, a late-night snuggling session in bed, or just a break from life’s day-to-day stressors, this list of short story collections is sure to help any reader find the perfect companion for their next journey into literature.  Keep reading to discover some of the best short story books published in 2023!

Note: These are the best 2023 short story collections so far.  More books will be added to the list in the coming months. 

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The Faraway World by Patricia Engel

The Faraway World by Patricia Engel

A collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

Call and Response: Stories by Gothataone Moeng

Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng

Richly drawn stories about the lives of ordinary families in contemporary Botswana as they navigate relationships, tradition and caretaking in a rapidly changing world.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

Welcome Me to the Kingdom by Mai Nardone

Welcome Me to the Kingdom by Mai Nardone

An immersive debut set across the temples, slums, and gated estates of late-twentieth-century Bangkok tell the story of three families striving to control their own destinies in a merciless, sometimes brutally violent, metropolis.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

Evil Flowers : Stories by Gunnhild Øyehaug, Translated by Kari Dickson

Evil Flowers by Gunnhild Øyehaug, Translated by Kari Dickson

A collection of playfully surreal stories about love, death, and metamorphosis.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness by Jai Chakrabarti

A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness by Jai Chakrabarti

In the fourteen masterful stories that make up this collection, Jai Chakrabarti crosses continents and cultures to explore what it means to cultivate a family today across borders, religions, and race.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

A Manual for How to Love Us by Erin Slaughter

A Manual for How to Love Us by Erin Slaughter

A debut, interlinked collection of stories exploring the primal nature of women’s grief—offering insight into the profound experience of loss and the absurd ways in which we seek control in an unruly world.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

A Broken People's Playlist : Stories (from Songs) by Chimeka Garricks

A Broken People’s Playlist by Chimeka Garricks

A fresh, crackling, interlinked collection of short fiction set among the denizens of Nigeria’s Port Harcourt and inspired by a playlist of beloved pop songs.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link

White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link

Seven ingeniously reinvented fairy tales that play out with astonishing consequences in the modern world. Featuring illustrations by award-winning artist Shaun Tan.

AMAZON OR BOOKSHOP

What do you think about these 2023 short story collections?

Have you read any books from this list?  What are your favorite collections?  What are some of your favorite 2023 short stories? What books would you add to the list?

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