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K.M. Elkes is the author of the short fiction collection All That Is Between Us. He has been longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and individual short stories have won, or been placed, in international writing competitions including the Manchester Fiction Prize, Royal Society of Literature VS Pritchett Prize, Fish Publishing Prize and the Bridport Prize.
His short stories and flash fiction have appeared in more than 50 literary anthologies and journals, and have featured on school curricula in the USA, India and Hong Kong.
He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University, where he won the Blackwell’s Prize.
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All That Is Between Us
This collection of flash fiction stories explores the complex fragility of human relationships, both the challenges of belonging and how much we risk to avoid being alone. It is a book of moments, evoking the beauty and comfort that connection brings…and the pain when it is severed.
Stories crafted with an emotional wisdom that scythes. Birth and attachment, parenting, love and loss, regrets and nostalgias underpin these diverse tales with their strong narrative push.
Review - Storgy Magazine
Brings a Cheever-esque emotional punch to his stories, married to a sweet, left-of-field insight that is all his own…a masterclass in the heart-jolting satisfaction of great flash fiction.
Nuala O’Connor, author of Joyride to Jupiter
Truthful, revelatory, and beautifully written, All That Is Between Us is a collection you will want to read and re-read.
Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works
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