The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Fourth Canadian Edition
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813834 / 1554813832
  • 490 pages; 6" x 9"

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The Broadview Anthology of Short Fiction – Fourth Canadian Edition

  • Publication Date: March 15, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813834 / 1554813832
  • 490 pages; 6" x 9"

This selection of 44 stories illustrates diverse narrative styles and a broad spectrum of human experience. Stories are organized chronologically, annotated, and prefaced by engaging short introductions. The new fourth edition includes more microfiction, graphic literature, and speculative fiction and a stronger representation of Canadian authors.

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


“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

(stories new to this edition in bold)

  • 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 Chekhov, “An Upheaval”
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
  • James Joyce, “Araby” and “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, “Tricks” and “Gravel”
  • Alistair MacLeod, “In the Fall”
  • Raymond Carver, “Cathedral”
  • Margaret Atwood, “Stone Mattress”
  • Tobias Wolff, “Powder”
  • Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carried”
  • Lydia Davis, “Second Chance” and “The Brother-in-Law”
  • Octavia Butler, “Speech Sounds”
  • Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl”
  • Haruki Murakami, “On Seeing the 100% Most Beautiful…”
  • 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” and “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”

Laura Buzzard and Marjorie Mather are Senior Editor and English Editor, respectively, 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
  • • Includes paired short stories by key authors in the genre, such as Alice Munro and Lydia Davis
  • • Provides helpful, unobtrusive student apparatus in the form of author bios, annotations, and alternative ToCs
  • • Bestselling contemporary authors George Saunders and Kristen Roupenian have been added