‘It makes no difference / If the devil has been defeated or if it is your character’
‘You’ve seen I’m sure a performer on stage stock-still – during which time he waits for his ovation. This is how I am these days.’
New fiction from Diane Williams.
The Lessons We Choose
This will not be the last crisis. What can we learn from this one?
Plague Diary: March
A coronavirus diary from the Portuguese writer Gonçalo M. Tavares, translated by Daniel Hahn.
‘Nobody bothered him when he was playing tennis. No matter how long he stayed out there, the door never took breaks.’
Fiction by Rob Magnuson Smith.
‘To me writing is a kind of listening. I don’t know what I am listening to, but I am listening!’
A conversation with Norwegian writer Jon Fosse, longlisted for the International Booker.
This Time of Dying
An extract from This Time of Dying by Reina James.
Some Rivers Meet
‘What a thing it must be to lose your marbles on your own, with not even enough milk in the fridge for a proper brew.’
Fiction by James Clarke.
The White Dress
Nathalie Léger, translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.
City of Pigs
‘I have heard there is a city of pigs thirty miles from our city. I imagine it is only a farm. I cannot imagine a city of pigs.’
New fiction by David Hayden.