Giselle Leeb

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. Her short stories have been widely published in journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Best British Short Stories 2017 (Salt), Ambit, Mslexia, The Lonely Crowd, Black Static, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.
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Mammals, I Think We Are Called

Book cover, Mammals, I Think We Are Called, a toy hare looks up into the camera.

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