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 prize-winning author of three novels, The Trick is to Keep Breathing, winner of the MIND Book of the Year Award; Foreign Parts, winner of the McVitie’s Prize, and Clara, 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; and of two previous collections of short stories. She has written and presented three radio series for BBC Scotland and works extensively with musicians and visual artists. She lives and works in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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From the Same Author

Janice Galloway on

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Crocodiles and Fairy Dust

Janice Galloway

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

Essays & Memoir | Granta 115

We’re Not in This Together

Janice Galloway

‘Abstain was the only advice we were getting.’

Essays & Memoir | Granta 115

Physics and Bonkology

Janice Galloway

‘Sex Education, like winning the pools, was something that did not happen to us.’