Shelagh Delaney

Shelagh Delaney wrote A Taste of Honey (1960) at the age of 17, and a year later The Lion in Love. She has since published a collection of short stories, Sweetly Sings the Donkey, and has written widely for TV, radio and cinema. Her screenplays include The White Bus (1966), Charlie Bubbles (1968) and Dance With a Stranger (1985).

Anthologies featuring Shelagh Delaney


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.