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
‘I am only trying to understand what she wanted to do: did she really think that a dress with a train could erase the horror?’
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.
Lost Children Archive
An extract from Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, nominated for the Rathbones Folio Prize.
A story from Zadie Smith’s collection Grand Union, which has recently shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.
A novel exploring the terrible logic of the US egg industry.
‘I wanted her to see me as a real man, with a little swagger, cool as this fall evening.’
An excerpt from Ingrid Persaud’s Love After Love.
An Evening of Martyrdom
New fiction from Golnoosh Nour’s debut collection about the lives of young, queer Iranians.
‘The next editor of the university newspaper was chosen each year by a panel.’
A new short story by Frances Leviston, from her forthcoming collection The Voice in My Ear.
The Great Homecoming
Read an excerpt from The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim, a novel of love and loss in the wake of the Korean war.
Sing Stone, Speak Fire
‘The emergency cords have been removed from the carriages for some time.’
A new story by Dan Bradley.