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
‘Some stories begin with an incident, or a set of enigmatic circumstances, or a scene indelibly witnessed, or the relationship of unlike temperaments, or even something as gossamer as a mood. And then there is the kind of story that is rooted in an idea.’