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Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.

Best British Short Stories 2020


I am very pleased to have been included in Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2020 with my story “Dreams are Contagious” which appeared on line at Litro magazine last year.

I’m in very good company, as always with this series, which is chosen by Nicholas Royle from the best published stories he can find across a wide range of platforms and publications, providing an invaluable snapshot of the art.

Alongside names that are new to me, two writers I’ve been reading for 25 years or more, Jeff Noon and Hanif Kureishi, are amongst those included, so that’s a particular pleasure.

As “Dreams are Contagious” begins with someone dreaming about Donald Trump, its particularly pleasing that this will be published in October just before the U.S. Presidential election.

Its my 2nd appearance in this series, (for “Life Grabs” in 2018), now in its 10th year, so thanks again to the editor Nicholas Royle, for including me.

You can pre-order and see the full list of contributors here. 

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