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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 first English-language publication of Izumi Suzuki’s darkly humorous dystopias packs a punky, prescient punch. Read More “Terminal Boredom: Stories by Izumi Suzuki – the liminal space between possibility and inevitability”
Natasha Brown’s powerful, deftly written debut explodes neoliberal myths of meritocratic success and reveals the stark reality faced by young Black women when attempting to make it to the top.
Read More “Assembly by Natasha Brown”
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.
Read More “Interview with award-winning author Catherine McNamara: ‘I wanted to write about love, in different forms, different lives and different times of our lives too’”
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. Read More “Hailman by Leanne Radojkovich”
In her award-winning third collection of fiction,
Love Stories for Hectic People, Catherine McNamara explores love in its violent, obsessive and erotically complex forms, writes Suzannah Ball. Read More “Love Stories for Hectic People by Catherine McNamara”
Yan Ge’s novel, translated by Jeremy Tiang, is a fantastical exploration of life, love, relationships, and the beast-like nature of humans.
Read More “Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge: surreal and bizarrely beautiful”
A new mother feels her world contract down to the daily domestic rituals of cooking, cleaning and care-giving in Rachel Sills’ haunting flash fiction, ‘On Toast Crumbs’.
Read More “‘On Toast Crumbs’ by Rachel Sills”
Emma Hanson talks to novelist Buki Papillon about her stunning debut,
An Ordinary Wonder, her literary inspirations, studying law and getting over rejection as a writer. Read More “Interview with Buki Papillon: ‘Know the rules, so that you can break them’”
Following Lispector and Carrington in her pursuit of the surreal, Jen Calleja’s fantastical short story collection promises to leave a lasting impression, writes Jade French.
Read More “Surreal Shorts: I’m Afraid That’s All We’ve Got Time For by Jen Calleja”
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”
Rym Kechacha reviews Joseph Andras’ powerful novel,
Tomorrow They Won’t Dare To Murder Us, and considers the impact of colonial violence and fights for independence around the world today. Read More “Tomorrow They Won’t Dare To Murder Us by Joseph Andras & translated by Simon Leser”