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She’s Always Hungry

Eliza Clark

‘I could hear the sea, and I could hear my own name.’

Fiction by Eliza Clark.

The Room-Service Waiter

Tom Crewe

‘There was to be an exhibition. There were lots of pictures like his, apparently – of waiters, pastry cooks, valets, bellboys.’

A story by Tom Crewe.

Strangers at the Port

Lauren Aimee Curtis

‘The other islands in the archipelago had their active volcanoes; now we had the men.’

An extract from Lauren Aimee Curtis’s forthcoming novel.


Camilla Grudova

‘We were sent to Wakeley Boarding School aged eight for Year Five and stayed on until Year Twenty.’

Fiction by Camilla Grudova.

A Note in the Margin

Isabella Hammad

‘I register that phrase with pleasure, my brother.’

Isabella Hammad on migration, mentors and disappointment.

Theories of Care

Sophie Mackintosh

‘The monstrous years of my late teens lay lined up alongside the rest of my life like bullets in a gun.’

A story by Sophie Mackintosh.


Anna Metcalfe

‘He was grumpy in a way that I enjoyed. It reassured me that he was easily displeased – he was discerning, I thought.’

Fiction by Anna Metcalfe.


Thomas Morris

‘If Wales win tonight, everything will turn out okay.’

Thomas Morris on football, family and financial precarity.


Derek Owusu

‘I don’t remember his face, nor him as a whole.’

Derek Owusu on fathers and family.

Mrs S

K Patrick

‘Without waiting for me she removes her white shirt. Each button a piece of my own spine, undone.’

An extract from Mrs S by K Patrick.

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Yara Rodrigues Fowler

‘She rings a tiny cymbal over your body. She says, The experience is finished now.’

A story by Yara Rodrigues Fowler.


Saba Sams

‘I followed him onto the dancefloor and he put his hands on my hips as if he’d known me for at least an hour.’

Fiction by Saba Sams.

The Termite Queen

Olivia Sudjic

‘It dawned on her, the fact sliding ice-cold into her body; now that she had crossed the border into her forties, Alma herself was no longer eligible for the scheme.’

An excerpt from Olivia Sudjic’s third novel.


Eley Williams

‘Certainly this kind of thing just happened sometimes – it was a glitch, an unfortunate error, and could happen to anyone.’

Fiction by Eley Williams.