Reading The City

The Book of Cairo

ed. Raph Cormack

This collection brings together a new generation of writers (many of whom have never had their work translated into English) and their writings about the city.

The Book of Birmingham

ed. Kavita Bhanot

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

The Book of Tbilisi

ed. Becca Parkinson, Gvantsa Jobava

The Book of Tbilisi brings together ten short stories written about and from the Georgian capital, showcasing the work of some of the country’s most exciting and decorated contemporary writers.

The Book of Dhaka

ed. Arunava Sinha, Pushpita Alam

Stories taken from the bustling, chaotic city of Dhaka by ten talented writers. At their core, these stories are of quintessential human relationships and motivations that would have resonance in virtually any part of the world.

The Book of Istanbul

ed. Jim Hinks, Gul Turner

This book brings together ten short stories from some of Turkey’s leading writers, taking us on a literary tour of the city, from its famous landmarks to its darkened back streets.

The Book of Tehran

ed. Fereshteh Ahmadi

Ten short stories from the Iranian capital of Tehran, translated into English for the first time.

The Book of Tokyo

ed. Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie

Bestselling anthology of short fiction about the city of Tokyo, translated into English for the first time.

The Book of Rio

ed. Toni Marques, Katie Slade

The ten stories in this anthology bring to life the complex and ever-changing face of Rio de Janeiro behind the tourist-tailored images of the city.

The Book of Gaza

ed. Atef Abu Saif

This anthology brings together some of the pioneers of the Gazan short story from that era, as well as younger exponents of the form, with ten stories that offer glimpses of life in the Strip that go beyond the global media headlines.

The Book of Riga

ed. Becca Parkinson, Eva Eglaja-Kristsone

The Book of Riga brings together ten short stories written about and from the capital of Latvia, showcasing the work of some of the country’s most well-known, and exciting emerging writers.

The Book of Leeds

ed. Tom Palmer, Maria Crossan

Bringing together fiction from some of the city's most celebrated writers, The Book of Leeds traces the unique contours that fifty years of social and economic change can impress on a city.

The Book of Havana

ed. Orsola Casagrande

Leading you through the backstreets and bars of Havana, ten stories demonstrating the power of contemporary Cuban literature.

The Book of Khartoum

ed. Raph Cormack, Max Shmookler

Short stories about the Sudanese capital, featuring ten authors including Bushra al-Fadil and his 2017 Caine Prize winning story.