Bristol Prize

Rave reviews for Angela Readman’s short story collection

July 6, 2015   Joe Melia

angela readmanAngela’s Readman’s debut short story collection, Don’t Try This at Home, was published by And Other Stories in May and has been receiving brilliant reviews ever since:

“a strong collection…sustained by a surprising subtlety” Kirkus Review

“a masterclass in the surreal” The Independent

“These are all delightful, odd, insightful, and original stories” Bookmunch

“an evocative, memorable collection sure to stay with you long past the last page. Definitely do try at home” For Books’ Sake

“an enchantingly absurd marriage of the ordinary and extraordinary” The Skinny

“a fresh, original voice, punchy enough to mesmerise in short doses and versatile enough to keep surprising over the course of a full collection” Workshy Fop

“Readman’s unpredictable, bittersweet stories can haunt and delight in equal measure” Vol 1 Brooklyn Dont try this at home

Many congratulations to Angela. Don’t Try This at Home also recently won the Best Short Story Collection category at this year’s Saboteur Awards .

We wish Angela continued success with her writing and look forward to reading much more of her work in the future.


Angela was shortlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize for her story Yoki and the Toy Surprise.


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