The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Fourth Canadian Edition
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813834 / 1554813832
  • 496 pages; 6" x 9"

Availability: Canada Only

The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Fourth Canadian Edition

  • Publication Date: May 19, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813834 / 1554813832
  • 496 pages; 6" x 9"

This selection of 45 stories represents diverse narrative styles and a broad spectrum of human experience. Stories are organized chronologically, annotated, and prefaced by engaging short introductions.

The updated fourth edition offers more microfiction, graphic literature, and speculative fiction; authors new to this edition include George Saunders, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Kristen Roupenian, Lydia Davis, and Jillian Tamaki.

This edition of The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction is intended for Canadian audiences. For the American edition, click here.


Praise for previous editions:

“A masterfully economical book containing a wide but manageable assortment of canonical and contemporary stories at an attractive price. Other anthologies are too ungainly, too expensive; in this collection, the selection is concise, and the reference material sophisticated.” — Brad Congdon, Dalhousie University


Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The Minister’s Black Veil

Edgar Allan Poe

  • The Cask of Amontillado

Thomas Hardy

  • The Son’s Veto

Kate Chopin

  • The Story of an Hour

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

  • An Upheaval

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

James Joyce

  • Araby
  • Eveline

Virginia Woolf

  • Kew Gardens

Katherine Mansfield

  • The Doll’s House

Ernest Hemingway

  • Hills Like White Elephants

Hisaye Yamamoto

  • Seventeen Syllables

James Baldwin

  • Sonny’s Blues

Flannery O’Connor

  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Ursula K. Le Guin

  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

Chinua Achebe

  • Dead Men’s Path

Alice Munro

  • Gravel
  • Tricks

Alistair MacLeod

  • In the Fall

Raymond Carver

  • Cathedral

Margaret Atwood

  • Stone Mattress

Tobias Wolff

  • Powder

Tim O’Brien

  • The Things They Carried

Lydia Davis

  • The Brother-in-Law
  • A Second Chance

Octavia Butler

  • Speech Sounds

Jamaica Kincaid

  • Girl

Haruki Murakami

  • On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

Rohinton Mistry

  • Swimming Lessons

Sandra Cisneros

  • My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn

Lorrie Moore

  • You’re Ugly, Too

George Saunders

  • Victory Lap

Kathy Page

  • Different Lips

Eden Robinson

  • Queen of the North

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

  • Akiden Boreal

Sheila Heti

  • The Raspberry Bush
  • My Life Is a Joke

Donal Ryan

  • The Passion

Ian Williams

  • Break-In

Jillian Tamaki

  • Half-Life

Kristen Roupenian

  • Cat Person

Deborah Willis

  • Todd

Chavisa Woods

  • Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country

Carmen Maria Machado

  • Eight Bites


Contents by Form and Theme

Permissions Acknowledgements

Laura Buzzard and Marjorie Mather are Senior Editor and English Editor at Broadview Press.

  • • Includes a diverse range of forms, themes, and styles in an affordable, compact anthology
  • • Balances canonical classics with exciting lesser-known works
  • • Features paired short stories by key authors in the genre
  • • Author biographies and annotations have been updated and revised throughout
  • • Offers more current story selections from Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood
  • • Now includes more contemporary short fiction