Alan Beard

Alan Beard writes stories and flash fiction. He has published two collections, Taking Doreen Out of the Sky (Picador, 1999) and You Don’t Have to Say (Tindal Street Press, 2010). He won the Tom-Gallon award for best short story, and his work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and appeared in Best British Short Stories 2011 (Salt), Best Short Stories (Heinemann, 1991), and The Book of Birmingham (Comma, 2018), as well as in numerous UK, US and Canadian magazines.



Anthologies featuring Alan Beard

The Book of Birmingham

Part of Comma’s award-winning ‘Reading the City’ series, featuring landmark local talent from Birmingham’s burgeoning book scene.

The New Abject

A sequel to Comma‘s award-winning horror anthology The New Uncanny. Featuring specially commissioned stories inspired by Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject.