Mammals, I Think We Are Called
Giselle Leeb’s debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called, Salt (Oct 22), was longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2023.
Ambitious and playful, darkly humorous and imaginative, these strikingly original stories move effortlessly between the realistic and the fantastical, as their outsider characters explore what it’s like to be human in the twenty-first century. Whether about our relationship with the environment and animals, technology, social media, loneliness, or the enormity of time, they reflect the complexities of being alive. Beautifully written and compelling, you won’t read anything else like them.
A fantastic collection which contains some of the most startlingly genre-bending stories I think I’ve ever read.– Lynda Clark, author
Everything that makes a great short story is here.– Tania Hershman, author
…startlingly weird, blackly hilarious, raw and dreamlike…challenging stories that invite the reader to engage in unexpected depth.– Michael DeLuca, author & Editor, Reckoning Magazine
- Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Thin
- Mammals is on the Edge Hill Short Story Prize longlist!
- Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Scaffolding
- Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Drowning
- Indie BUK Fest ’23 with Robin Ince and local authors
- Mammals, I Think We Are Called: When Death Is Over
- Mammals, I Think We Are Called: A, and I
- Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Pain Is A Liar
Watch, Listen, Read
- Apple Podcast #2: ‘Mammals, I Think We Are Called, with Daniel Lucas
- Mammals, Video Interview: TSS Publishing
- ‘Mammals, I Think We Are Called’ – LeftLion Review by Lizzy O’Riordan
- Shepherd booklist: The best genre-bending, literary short stories to fire your imagination
- Apple Podcast: ‘Mammals, I Think We Are Called, with Daniel Lucas
- Radio interview, Sunburnt Saints anthology, Chiltern Voice Book Club
- Reading from ‘The Goldfinch is Dead’, in Sunburnt Saints: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Roaring Radio, Soho Radio
- Hidden Treasures: Live Panel Discussion on the Anthology with Fincham Press, Roehampton University