A Short Affair
An anthology of original short fiction
Published 12 July 2018

08 May 2018

We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of A Short Affair, a vibrant anthology that combines the best of original short fiction with remarkable work by contemporary artists from the Royal Academy Schools. Pre-order your copy here.

‘A dazzling anthology uniting the written word with the visual’   – Stephen Fry

In this visually stunning collection from Pin Drop, Simon Oldfield brings together eighteen original short stories by giants of the form, alongside exciting new voices from the annual Pin Drop Short Story Award. With a foreword by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, each story is accompanied by a unique artwork from the Royal Academy Schools.

Writers include: Elizabeth Day, Bethan Roberts, Nikesh Shukla, Claire Fuller, Ben Okri, Anne O’Brien, A. L. Kennedy, Anna Stewart, Craig Burnett, Douglas W. Milliken, Will Self, Jarred McGinnis, Barney Walsh, Rebecca F. John, Joanna Campbell, Emily Bullock, Cherise Saywell and Lionel Shriver.

Artists include: Eddie Peake, Kay Harwood, Gabriella Boyd, Jonathan Trayte, Luey Graves, Marco Palmieri, John Robertson, Coco Crampton, Fani Prali, Murray O’Grady, Pio Abad, Declan Jenkins, Mary Ramsden, Carla Busuttil, Jessy Jetpacks, Nick Goss, Tim Ellis and Adam Shield.

Cover artwork by brilliant British artist, Eddie Peake.

‘Pin Drop is a wonderful and rare conception. The perfect antidote to the sound-bite culture’  – William Boyd

Published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, on 12th July 2018 and available to order now.