Bird Eat Bird

Katrina Best’s debut short story collection Bird Eat Bird (Insomniac Press) won the 2011 regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada & the Caribbean).

PRAISE FOR BIRD EAT BIRD: birdeatbirdfrontcover

“..vivid imagery and engaging scenarios…” – Jim  Bartley, The Globe and Mail

“Best shows a deft, comic touch…” – Ian McGillis, Edmonton Journal

“The book is quite simply delicious, and reveals Best’s knack for witty dialogue.” – Joseph Elfassi, Rover Arts

“These characters are often weird, but Best gives them enough attention that they are also believable. Absent of cliché, the details that make up and surround her characters give them life.” – Montreal Review of Books

“For a debut, this is a superbly impressive collection; mercifully, there is no pretentiousness, no self-consciousness… I’ve thought about this carefully: the only complaint I can think of is that there isn’t more to read and enjoy.”Bella’s Bookshelves


Bird Eat Bird can be ordered from any independent bookstore or online stockist in the UK, Canada and USA

Read a full online review at: Rover Arts


Due to a mysterious glitch in the second print run, some copies of the book have wonky formatting and are missing the last page of the final story.  For anyone with such a copy (and who got far enough through the book to notice!) please see: THE MISSING PAGE