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Words in the Head and Words in the Sentence

Herta Müller

‘During an interrogation speech glows hot in the mouth, and what is spoken freezes.’

Herta Müller on language. Translated from the German by Philip Boehm.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Édouard’s Sixteen

Kevin Lambert

‘Laurence’s busy pre-mourning himself and his lover; he knows their thing’s got an end date, it’s not far off now.’

A story by Kevin Lambert, translated from the French by Jeffrey Zuckerman.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Epicrisis

Kirill Kobrin

Kirill Kobrin on living through war and the conflict in Ukraine. Translated from the Russian by Veronika Zitta.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Me, Rory and Aurora

Jonas Eika

A new story by Danish writer Jonas Eika, from the collection After the Sun. Translated by Sherilyn Nicolette Hellberg.

Fiction | The Online Edition

The Colony

Audrey Magee

‘Imagine that, said Mairéad. A Frenchman and an Englishman squabbling over our turf.’

A linguist and a painter clash in this excerpt from The Colony by Audrey Magee.

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Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Personal Growth

Marina Benjamin

‘Refusal is the last recourse of the powerless.’

Marina Benjamin on her years of not eating, and not growing.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Small Girl Landlady

Adachioma Ezeano

‘Trouble was awake – we didn’t need anyone to tell us.’

New fiction by Adachioma Ezeano.

Poetry | The Online Edition

Beautiful Short Loser

Ocean Vuong

‘For as long as I can remember my body was a small town nightmare.’

A new poem by Ocean Vuong.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

The Forgotten War

Leila Guerriero

Leila Guerriero investigates the collusion that left so many graves unmarked decades after the Falklands War.

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Noel O’Regan recipient of Arts Council 2022 Next Generation award

Noel O'Regan, author of Though the Bodies Fall, is a recipient of the Arts Council 2022 Next Generation award, awarded to promising emerging artists across all disciplines.

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Amnion announced as winner of Eric Gregory and Somerset Maugham awards

Amnion by Stephanie Sy-Quia has been announced as a winner of both the Eric Gregory and Somerset Maugham awards. Both awards are affiliated with the Society of Authors.

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Constructing a Nervous System longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize

Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson is on the longlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2022.