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A woman fights the homely fate of her name.
An accident that renders a child brain-dead changes the dynamics of his immigrant family.
A hopeful story against the backdrop of a horrific massacre on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1937.
This extract from Sherman Alexie’s second novel Indian Killer follows a boy stolen from his family and adopted into another.
John Freeman interviews Daniel Alarcón about book piracy in Peru.
Julianne Pachico and Colin Barrett debate line writing vs free writing, inherited literatures and how to give a reading.
‘Daddy always said our apples were blessed because the order lived beside us. He liked to gift crates of Egremont Russets, the sweetest of all his fruit, to the sisters.’
John Connell writes of a trial and a murder during the Irish War of Independence.
‘In those spring nights, I sat by barbecue stalls in the streets of Beijing, reading this novel under dim streetlights while eating lamb skewers.’
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