Worlds From the Word's End

This collection cements Joanna Walsh’s reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh’s stories make us see the world afresh, from a freewheeling story on cycling (and Freud), to a country in which words themselves fall out of fashion – something that will never happen wherever Walsh is read.


‘Terrifyingly perceptive, subversively hilarious – these stories are part Daniil Kharms, part Lydia Davis – while also managing to be singularly Joanna Walsh; how her writing always manages to make everything else I read (and write) seem specious and frivolous.’ Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Withe.

‘Joanna Walsh is clever, funny and merciless. She abducts people from their apparently normal lives and confronts them with the fact that dystopia is not a place in the future but a room in their own house.’ Yuri Herrera, author of Signs Preceding the End of the World.


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Full text available in English



Publication Date

September 2017


Worlds From the Word's End on the And Other Stories website