The Canadian short story - widely recognized as a distinctive and unusually strong genre in the creative literature of the country - was celebrated in 1986 with the publication of The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English. Published to great acclaim, the original collection has been a great commercial success. It is here revised and updated to reflect the increasing diversity of the genre, and the growing reputation of a new generation of writers. Of the original inclusions, eight were dropped and thirteen replaced. Eighteen writers (among them Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Timothy Findley, W.P. Kinsella, and Audrey Thomas) are represented by different stories. Writers appearing for the first time include Caroline Adderson, Ann Copeland, Bonnie Burnard, Cynthia Flood, Barbara Gowdy, Thomas King, Rohinton Mistry, Diane Schoemperlen, and Linda Svendsen.