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The nuances and complexities of a troubled mother-daughter relationship are beautifully rendered in this short story, adapted from Laetitia Erskine’s novel Women on Women.
Read More “The Deal: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
In this delicious excerpt from her upcoming novel – a work about mother-daughter relationships, storytelling, women and murder – Faiqa Mansab has her heroine, feminist scholar Layla, discuss the role of food in myths and rituals whilst eating freshly cooked biryani with friends and family.
Read More “An excerpt from The Storyteller by Faiqa Mansab”
In this gorgeously vivid and whiplash smart short story, Paula Coston plunges us into the world and bodily experiences of Maggie Chine, a 70-year-old woman who continues to live life to its fullest.
Read More “The Composition of Maggie Chine by Paula Coston”
A childhood teddy bear is the lens through which romantic and familial relationships are explored, in this darkly comic and tender short story by Laetitia Erskine.
Read More “Ten Facts About Teddy Bears: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
A young woman slowly unravels during lockdown when compulsively chronicling her own body’s deterioration in Ramya Jegatheesan’s stunning short story, ‘Emanance’.
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In this powerful short story, an artist walks on the marshes near her home, treading a dangerous line between sea and land, haunted by her own demons and her memories of a drowned friend.
Read More “Dare You: a short story by Laetitia Erskine”
The morning after a sleepover reveals the toxic friendship between two young women, in this compelling short story by Suzannah Ball.
Read More “Female: a short story by Suzannah Ball”
God enters into two young girls’ lives without warning, in this vividly haunting story of religion and family dynamics.
Read More “God Unexpected: a short story by Suzannah Ball”
Amalie Smith’s exciting new novel, Marble, sensuously intertwines the story and discoveries of its titular heroine with those of pioneering sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen, who lived and worked 110 years earlier. In this preview, Marble reflects on Carl-Nielsen’s time in Athens and the new material reality open to her when separated from her lover.
Read More “Preview of Amalie Smith’s Marble, translated by Jennifer Russell”
Jen Calleja’s novel, The Islets, is a timely and daring exploration of xenophobia, cultural exploitation, historical suppression and amnesia, and the politics of literary translation. In this preview, ‘The Unreliable Translator’, the main character, Hester Heller, interviews a renowned translator, uncovering more about his work than she intended.
Read More “‘The Unreliable Translator’, an extract from Jen Calleja’s novel, The Islets”
Amanda is out for the night with her new school mate, Lea. But when her so-called friends – an assortment of symptoms from her Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – turn up, she finds it hard to determine who and what is real.
Read More “‘The Go-Get-Gone’ by Judy Darley”