KEEP IT SHORT If you like your sto­ries like you like your drink (short, sharp and full of the good stuff), you’ll love these

No time to wade through a 700-page tome? These lit­er­ary heavy­weights are slim­ming their out­put right down

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Your av­er­age com­mute prob­a­bly con­sists of re­watch­ing In­sta­gram sto­ries, dodg­ing BO-filled armpits and avoid­ing eye con­tact with, well, every­one. A more en­rich­ing way to sur­vive those hours? Short sto­ries. Three ma­jor new col­lec­tions are be­ing pub­lished, al­low­ing you to ex­pand your mind with the writ­ing of great au­thors – with­out need­ing a fort­night on a sun­lounger to reach the end­ing. Want to know which ones are worth your pre­cious time? We read them all to find out.

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