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Essays & Memoir | Issue 160


Janet Malcolm

‘The Czech word skromnost means “modesty”, but it also carries a mild sense of forelock-tugging humbleness, of knowing one’s place.’

An excerpt from Janet Malcolm’s final book.

Fiction | Issue 160

I Am the Word for God and Boy

Aidan Cottrell-Boyce

‘We are sitting in a cafe, on planet Earth, on the night before our wedding day.’

Fiction by Aidan Cottrell-Boyce.

In Conversation | The Online Edition

In Conversation

Tom Bullough & Ben Rawlence

‘People may not want realism but it’s still our job to try and supply it in compelling and truthful ways.’

Tom Bullough and Ben Rawlence on writing into the climate crisis.

Fiction | The Online Edition

The Intoxicated Years

Mariana Enríquez

‘They cried as if they weren’t to blame for any of it. We hated innocent people.’

Fiction | The Online Edition


Hiroko Oyamada

‘As I lay on the mattress, the white toe pads of the gecko floated up before me, against the vastness of the blue-black night. Rather than a presence, it seemed to me more like a trace, a barely discernible odour that flooded in on the air.’

News, Prizes & Events


I’m A Fan Wins a British Book Award

I'm A Fan by Sheena Patel wins the Book of the Year: Discover Award at the British Book Awards.


Birnam Wood Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton is a finalist for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.


Heritage Aesthetics Wins the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Anthony Anaxagorou has won the RSL Ondaatje Prize for his collection Heritage Aesthetics. The prize is awarded to an outstanding work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry that best evokes the spirit of a place.