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Matchbook Stories

Issue 4

  • Matchbook Stories Issue 4
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 4
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 4
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 4
  • Matchbook Stories Issue 4

MATCHBOOK STORIES: The tiniest literary magazine in the world

A new issue for a new year! Celebrate our continued existence on Planet Earth with stories full of love, books, travels, romance, and existential ponderings: all in Matchbook Stories Issue 4.

With four great tiny stories by Ali Smith, Etgar Keret, Marti Leimbach, and Frances Gapper.

Perfect gift for a loved one and for anyone who loves short stories.


"The Book-match" by Ali Smith

"Chain Letter" by Etgar Keret

"Trip to Belgium" by Marti Leimbach

"My Lion" by Frances Gapper

About the authors

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of eleven works of fiction including Hotel World, The Accidental and How To Be Both, winner of the GoldSmiths Prize, the Baileys Prize, the Costa Novel Award, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Etgar Keret is the author of, among other books, The Seven Good Years, Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, The Girl on the Fridge and The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God. His books are bestsellers in Israel and have been published in thirty-seven languages.

Marti Leimbach is the author of seven novels, including New York Times bestseller Dying Young and Daniel Isn’t Talking. Her upcoming novel, Age Of Consent, will be published in 2016 by Penguin Random House in the USA and Fourth Estate in the UK. She teaches writing at Oxford University.

Frances Gapper is the author of flash fiction booklet The Tiny Key and short story collection Absent Kisses. Her stories have recently appeared in the London Magazine, the Reader’s Digest, The Moth, and other literary magazines. Her third collection, In the Wild Wood, will be published by Cultured Llama in 2017.

Matchbook Stories

Issue 4

Editor Ioanna Mavrou

Book design by Thodoris Tzalavras

English text

8.7 x 10.8 x 1.5 cm

4 matchbooks, housed in a matchbox

Book Ex Machina

Nicosia, 2016

ISBN: 978-9963-9858-5-2


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