Toby Litt

Toby Litt is the author of eight novels – Beatniks: An English Road Movie, Corpsing, Deadkidsongs, Finding Myself, Ghost Story, Hospital, Journey into Space and King Death – as well as three collections of short stories: Adventures in Capitalism, Exhibitionism and I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay. In 2003 Toby Litt was nominated by Granta magazine as one of the 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. His short story ‘Call it “The Bug” Because I Have No Time to Think of a Better Title’ was specially commissioned for Comma’s Bio-Punk anthology and was shortlisted for the 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Prize.

Anthologies featuring Toby Litt


Covering a century of writing that arguably saw all the major short forms emerge, from Hawthorne's 'Twice Told Tales' to Kafka's modernist nightmares, these essays offer new and unique inroads into classic texts, both for the literature student and aspiring writer.


Short stories from an A-Life Future, inspired by the vway we interact with technology, the roles we adopt in an increasingly ‘intelligent’ environment, and how we interface with each other.


14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century.


British and Polish novelists join screenwriters, poets, computer engineers, and artists, to celebrate and explore Lem’s legacy through short stories and essays.