‘Nobody bothered him when he was playing tennis. No matter how long he stayed out there, the door never took breaks.’ Fiction by Rob Magnuson Smith.
An extract from This Time of Dying by Reina James.
An extract from Madeleine Bunting’s first novel.
‘Watching behaviour comes naturally to me, so much so that I may be overdoing it.’
‘Never was a man so deep in thought.’ An extract from Mark Blacklock’s new novel.
An extract from Sandra Hempel’s The Medical Detective, which follows the story of the man who identified – and helped stop – the cholera pandemic of the 1830s.
Reina James compares our response to Covid-19 to the reaction to the Spanish Flu in 1918.
‘They appear against the horizon as the boat slowly sweeps closer into the estuary.’
‘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.
Read an excerpt from The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim, a novel of love and loss in the wake of the Korean war.
‘When I was at school I used to think that everyone disliked me, and it wasn’t far from true.’
‘I was suckled by Mother Earth, he would reflect on occasion, and he would stretch, feeling new strength in his veins.’
‘It got into you. How many scrapes had he seen? How many wrecks?’ New fiction from Will Boast.
Edoardo Albert, author of Warrior, writes about five archaeological findings that brought the past to life.
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