The BBC National Short Story Award ShortlistOn this year’s shortlist are three of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists
Krapp HourAnne Carson’s Beckettian radio hour, featuring Jack Kerouac, his mother Gabrielle, and Martin Heidegger
Battle of the Booker: Meet the ShortlistSix novels contend for the world’s most prestigious literary prize.
Three previously unpublished letters from Marcel Proust, translated by Lydia Davis.
Nothing to be afraid of | State of Mind
Anil K. Seth on the ties between our brains, bodies and consciousness.
Sympathy | State of Mind
Rachel Hewitt on motherhood and sympathy.
Desire | State of Mind
Andrea Stuart on different experiences of desire in the Caribbean and Britain.
‘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.’