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Some Rivers Meet

James Clarke

‘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.

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The White Dress

Nathalie Léger

‘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.

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City of Pigs

David Hayden

‘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.

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Island Song

Madeleine Bunting

An extract from Madeleine Bunting’s first novel.

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Malliga Homes

Sindya Bhanoo

Winner of the Disquiet Prize for Fiction 2020.

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Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli

An extract from Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, nominated for the Rathbones Folio Prize.

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The Dialectic

Zadie Smith

A story from Zadie Smith’s collection Grand Union, which has recently shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

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Barn 8

Deb Olin Unferth

A novel exploring the terrible logic of the US egg industry.

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Solo

Ingrid Persaud

‘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.

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An Evening of Martyrdom

Golnoosh Nour

New fiction from Golnoosh Nour’s debut collection about the lives of young, queer Iranians.

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A Source

Frances Leviston

‘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.

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The Great Homecoming

Anna Kim

Read an excerpt from The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim, a novel of love and loss in the wake of the Korean war.

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Sing Stone, Speak Fire

Dan Bradley

‘The emergency cords have been removed from the carriages for some time.’

A new story by Dan Bradley.

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Enoki

Aoko Matsuda

‘Without any forewarning or explanation, people suddenly began visiting. They came in droves to find her.’

A story by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton.