Gerard WoodwardGerard Woodward is the author of three collections of poetry, The Householder, After the Deafening and Island to Island (all Chatto), and a shorter pamplet The Unwriter (Sycamore). He has received an Eric Gregory and a Somerset Maughan Award. His first novel August was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Prize.
Anthologies featuring Gerard Woodward
14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century, to update Freud’s famous checklist of what gives us the creeps, and to give the hulking canon of uncanny fiction a shot in the arm, a shock to the neck-bolts...
Real or surreal, despairing or defiant, these stories prove that far from being a genre of offcuts and unfinished ideas, the short story, if only we give it a moment, is very much alive and well.
Established and award winning poets from around Britian and the UK have been asked to 'interlope' into the unknown territory of the short - most of them for the first time and each bringing with them a new, poetic perspective as well as an intuitive feel for the snapshot's hidden narratives.