Two Ireland-based writers discussing national identity, disappointing holidays and art deco china.
The Disappearance of Mumma Dell
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for the region of the Caribbean
A discussion about exhaustion, refusal and the beginner’s mindset.
Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok
‘Comrade Aeon had been changed by his years in the jungle.’
From Claire Luchette, author of Agatha of Little Neon.
My Father’s Lover Was Never the Stepdad I Wanted Him to Be
A letter to footballer Justin Fashanu – excerpted from Isabel Waidner’s novel Sterling Karat Gold.
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize from the region of Canada and Europe.
Poetry from Tayi Tibble’s new collection Rangikura, available now from Victoria University Press.
I Cleaned the –
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for the region of Asia.
‘My mother was always telling me over the phone about people who had recently died.’
An excerpt from Natasha Brown’s debut novel.
‘He was a tossed coin, two faces alternating to catch the light.’
A story by Mai Nardone.
The Great Mistake
‘The first attempt on the life of Andrew Green had occurred on Thanksgiving Day in 1873.’
An excerpt from the new novel by Jonathan Lee.
Granddaughter of the Octopus
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for the region of Africa.