Jellyfish | Granta

  • Published: 07/02/2019
  • ISBN: 9781847086679
  • 129x20mm
  • 240 pages


Janice Galloway

In this powerful collection, Janice Galloway takes on David Lodge’s assertion that ‘literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life’s the other way round’. Her multi-layered stories not only explore sex and sexuality, but parenthood, relationships, the connections between generations, death, ambition and loss. Here are sixteen razor-sharp tales about the raw and poignant stuff of life, from one of Scotland’s best loved and most acclaimed authors.

An exquisite short story collection


This is a short story collection to savour, by one of the foremost Scottish writers of her generation

Irish Times

With this electrifying volume Galloway proves herself a truly powerful writer who deserves to be much better known


The Author

Janice Galloway is a award-winning author of short stories, novels and memoir. Her novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing was winner of the MIND Book of the Year Award; Foreign Parts was winner of the McVitie’s Prize, and Clara was winner of the E.M. Forster Award, the Creative Scotland Award, and the Saltire Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of two memoirs This is Not About Me, winner of the SMIT Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and All Made Up. Her latest book, Jellyfish, was published in 2019. She has written and presented three radio series for BBC Scotland and has collaborated with musicians and visual artists. She lives and works in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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‘To catch an octopus needs stillness.’

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Crocodiles and Fairy Dust

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‘I admit the sneaking feeling, just now and then, that those who govern us think we’re the problem.’

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We’re Not in This Together

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‘Abstain was the only advice we were getting.’