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Armadillo Man

Julianne Pachico

‘The Armadillo Man is watching her. She gives him a good show – the best she has to offer.’

Buffalo Soldiers

ZZ Packer

‘No bullet, no recoil, no shot.’

Saved to ‘Drafts’

ZZ Packer

‘I know you’ll make the right choice; even if you don’t, you’re still beloved family.’

Julie

Darcy Padilla

Darcy Padilla's ‘Julie’ is not only a devastating portrait of a woman enduring the horrors of poverty and addiction but also a legacy of a relationship between subject and photographer that spanned decades.

Performance Art

Manjula Padmanabhan

‘A single pod of cardamom! Was that enough? To flavour an entire life’s pot of time?’

The Hand’s Breadth Murders: Out-takes

Gus Palmer

‘You could look all over the world without finding traditions that have lasted as long as the ones here.’

Letters to My Father, Now Dead

Teresa Pàmies

‘I was glad to see General Pavel at your funeral, Father.’

The Boy Who Watched the Ships Go By

Orhan Pamuk

’For the last thirty years I've been keeping track of the ships that sail through the Bosporus’.

A Religious Conversation

Orhan Pamuk

‘"Hello, sir. Do you recognize me?" "No, I'm afraid I don't."’

Famous People

Orhan Pamuk

‘Life is dull if there's no story to listen to or nothing to watch’.

Scarp | New Voices

Nick Papadimitriou

‘His imagination lingers in the woods and fields like a slowly drifting plant community and then dissolves into ditches lined with black waterlogged leaves – a residue of previous summers – and the ghosts of dead insects.’

The Infamous Bengal Ming

Rajesh Parameswaran

‘Humans are so unpredictable.’

Obedience

Ian Parker

‘Just how far would a person go under the experimenter’s orders?’

Ants of Accra

Nii Ayikwei Parkes

‘Ants became an obsession with her – she darted with them as they changed paths, watched them find their way around obstacles placed in their way.’

Trenitalia

Tim Parks

‘It was explained to me that in Italy a formality is a sort of dormant volcano.’

Paolo

Tim Parks

‘My last glimpse of Paolo was on the platform at Verona station when I pointed him out to the police.’

Destiny

Tim Parks

‘Destiny: there are those who still believe this word has meaning’.

genericlovestory

Tommi Parrish

New work from graphic artist Tommi Parrish.

What Young Men Do

Richard Lloyd Parry

‘Everyone I met in West Kalimantan had tales of Dayak magic’.

Mountains Don’t Know Borders

Lois Parshley

‘In the Balkans, the present is often perched precariously on top of the past.’

Prison Echoes

Shahrnush Parsipur

‘When you are free, you inevitably feel compelled to act, but when incarcerated, you are powerless to do so.’

The East Anglians

Justin Partyka

For nearly a decade, Justin Partyka has been photographing rural lives in East Anglia.

The Mercies

Ann Patchett

‘Once you knew what God wanted from your life, you would have to be ten different kinds of fool to look the other way.’

The Swing

Don Paterson

‘the honest fulcrum of the hour / that engineers our ghost’

The Self-Illuminated

Don Paterson

‘One, perhaps his psalter, / the other, a manuscript, or a portable altar.’

The Self-Illuminated

Don Paterson

Don Paterson reads his poem, ‘The Self-Illuminated’ in memoriam Peter Porter, from Granta 119: Britain.

Here We Go

David Peace

‘The finance officers read the answers in silence, then returned them to be burned.’

After the War, Before the War

David Peace

‘At last, at last. His first steps, on Chinese soil.’

Tokyo Year Zero

David Peace

‘The song, the voice, and the heat; men on their knees, heads in hands, sobbing and now howling.’

The Legacy

Fred Pearce

‘It created not just a climate of fear, but also a landscape of secrets.’

Fred Pearce | Notes on Craft

Fred Pearce

‘For a hack like me, book-length meta-journalism is both a luxury and a challenge. I cannot hide my own views over 100,000 words, even if I want to.’

Africa Writes

Caitlin Pearson

The Royal African Society takes a look back at the history of the Africa Writes festival, their annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora.

The Law of Diminishing Returns

Dale Peck

‘Love is like trash: it's not something you hoard, it's merely something you don't waste, like heat, or water, or paper’.

Paradox of Plenty

Michael Peel

‘The blend of volatile domestic politics and geostrategic oil interests is at best opaque and at worst thoroughly corrosive of all involved.’

Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas

Michael Peel

Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.