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Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

On Vulnerability

Katherine Angel

‘Is anyone an authority on themselves, whether on their sexuality or anything else?’

An excerpt from Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Lice

AK Blakemore

‘I often had head lice as a child. Outbreaks circulated around my primary school on a seasonal basis.’

A new essay from the author of The Manningtree Witches.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Fat Bodies

Forsyth Harmon

‘Justine was at my lab table, pulling at the ends of her black bob, shoving her hair into her mouth.’

An excerpt from Justine, out with Tin House Books.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

The Binoculars of Jah

Colin Grant

‘No matter how I attempted to interpret the email, it could only be read in one way: I was out of the Bunny Wailer club. Jah Bunny had put a curse on me.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

On Running

Larissa Pham

‘This makes more sense to me as a bodily practice: that desire to push one’s physical limits well beyond their natural bounds.’

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Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

A Bleed of Blue

Amy Key

‘I was trying simultaneously to numb the grief I felt and to burrow into that grief, so I could stand in it.’

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Qualities of Earth

Rebecca May Johnson

‘Allotment earth is like the cache on a public computer, it holds too much information.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Laundry Bills and Manifestos

Francesca Wade

‘The great pleasure of archive work lies in searching for these secrets known and unknown.’

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Arbos

Teju Cole

‘I made many pictures of such trees, and each time, some analogy to art would impress itself on me, the more so because of the universally locked museum doors.’

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Roses

Legacy Russell

‘What if we are not ‘well-behaved’? What then?’

Legacy Russell on her father and the FBI.

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To the Lake Shortlisted for the Highland Book Prize

To the Lake: A Journey of War and Peace by Kapka Kassabova has been shortlisted for the 2020 Highland Book Prize.

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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed Longlisted for the International Booker Prize

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez (translated by Megan McDowell) has been longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021.

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Pew Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

Pew by Catherine Lacey has been shortlisted for the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize.