The Not-Dead and The Saved and Other Stories

Kate Clanchy

4.02 based on 51 ratings & 9 reviews on

2016 Nominee

Edge Hill Short Story Prize

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24 March 2016
256 pages
Moving swiftly between the comic and the tragic, Clanchy has an eager eye for each and every detail in between.


Here are female relationships in all their envy, jealousy, anger, ambition and fear . . . mitigated by wit and energy.

Amanda Craig - Independent

Clanchy started her career as a poet, and her stories, not surprisingly, are as compressed as verse, without a word to spare . . . A feat of voice and structure, breathtaking in its poignancy . . . Clanchy's tales possess a raw, unsettled urgency, as if she were gripping the reader by the collar. These are not, it should be noted, stories for the faint of heart. They are literary hand grenades, raising difficult questions about the world in which we live - which is exactly what we need right now.

Joanna Rakoff - Guardian