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Kafka’s Drawings

Franz Kafka & Andreas Kilcher

Previously unpublished drawings by Franz Kafka, author of The Trial and The Castle.

Two Poems

Beth Bachmann

‘Under the skin, our skeletons / are braided with tendons – roses on an openwork arch’ Two poems by Beth Bachmann

Three Poems

Christopher Soto

‘Instantaneous / Pleasure takes too // Long’

Poetry from Christopher Soto’s collection Diaries of a Terrorist.

Acts of Service

Lillian Fishman

‘I had hundreds of nudes stored in my phone, but I’d never sent them to anyone.’

An excerpt from Lillian Fishman’s new novel.

On Sizewell C

William Atkins

‘Where do we go, as a country, for power?’

William Atkins on the proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk.

Beyond Conversion Therapy

Kevin Childs

‘When I was growing up in his house, religion was his crutch, a justification for his behaviour.’

Kevin Childs on growing up queer in a Catholic household.

Joy and Insecurity in Port-au-Prince

Jason Allen-Paisant

‘The body is the first measurement of time: to reclaim time is to reclaim the body.’

Jason Allen-Paisant in Haiti.

Port-au-Prince by Night

Phalonne Pierre Louis

A photoessay by Phalonne Pierre Louis.

My Mother Photographs Me in a Bath of Dead Squid

Lars Horn

‘She is not a conventionally “good” mother. But then, put like that, it sounds like a slow death sentence anyhow.’

Lars Horn on modeling for their artist mother.

Blue-Eyed Muggers

Alejandro Zambra

‘At every protest, when it was time to yell at the cops, I remembered my father and felt a turbulent emotion.’

Memoir by Alejandro Zambra on his father and his son.

Diary of a Journey to Senegal

Ishion Hutchinson

‘Sea night music: what is the music?’

Ishion Hutchinson in Senegal.


Adam Foulds

‘It was unmistakable, he said; it was absolutely him.’

Fiction by Adam Foulds.

The Right to Intimacy

Raphaela Rosella & Nicole R. Fleetwood

‘Rosella and her co-creators curate an archive of pain, of endurance, of love and belonging, of alienation and disconnection.’

Nicole R. Fleetwood introduces the photography of Raphael Rosella.

National Dress

Rebecca Sollom

‘That smile the President has – it was just the same then as it is now.’

Fiction by Rebecca Sollom.