ParfaitA short story about the end of an affair by Hiromi Kawakami, translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell.
After‘I again told him I wasn’t ready to have sex, and his only response was to lean in and kiss me.’ – April Ayers Lawson
Human Moments in World War III‘I try not to think big thoughts or submit to rambling abstractions. But Earth orbit puts men into philosophical temper.’ – Fiction by Don DeLillo
A Few Words about Fake Breasts
Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse around post-mastectomy reconstruction
In Conversation: Will Ashon and Greg Milner
Will Ashon and Greg Milner, authors of books on the Wu-Tang Clan and recording technology, discuss audiophilia and music making.
A Summer of Japanese Literature
Translator Dan Bradley shares his ten favourite works of Japanese literature.
When Poets Write Novels
Caoilinn Hughes on the ten best novels written by poets