In her essay, author Katy Wimhurst explores how the experience of chronic illness challenges established (and often ableist) conventions of storytelling, opening up fiction – and indeed language itself – to new, imaginative possibilities.
Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie talks to Maltese author and performer Loranne Vella about her collection of short fiction, what will it take for me to leave, the influence of performance on her work, memory as a liberating and imprisoning force, European feminism and her upcoming novel, Marta Marta.
Bodies traverse histories, tap into memories and are saturated with feelings and experiences in Loranne Vella’s superb short fiction collection, WhatWill It Take For Me To Leave, translated by Kat Storace.
Rym Kechacha talks to award-winning short story writer, Leanne Radojkovich, about the importance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s landscape to her fiction, Independent publishers as the future of literature and the need to re-indigenise writing.
This exhilarating anthology of short stories challenges us to look beyond the shiny façade of ‘the new’ and to embrace ‘the abject’ – the ambiguous, the old, the distressing parts of ourselves and our society – and to ask what place the abject should have in our culture today.
Our writer Suzannah Ball talks to award-winning author, Litro editor and mentor, Catherine McNamara about her latest collection of flash fiction, the differences between flash and the short story form, and how travel and migration have influenced her work.
Leanne Radojkovich’s latest collection of fiction, Hailman, is filled with startling images that linger in the mind and encourage you to excavate its mysterious, dream-like prose, writes our contributor Rym Kechacha.