Generators, rockets, sirens and the clatter of chess – from war in Ukraine to construction booms in Phnom Penh and Cairo; from music to the experience of living in partial silence, in this issue we try to get at what we hear rather than what we see.
Featuring non-fiction by Lydia Davis, Brian Dillon, Wiam El-Tamami, Peter Englund (tr. Sigrid Rausing), Diana Evans, Tabitha Lasley, Adam Mars-Jones, Maartje Scheltens, Anjan Sundaram, Y-Dang Troeung, Ed Vulliamy and Ada Wordsworth.
Fiction by Nicola Barker, Mazen Maarouf (tr. Mazen Maarouf with Laura Susijn), Adèle Rosenfeld (tr. Jeffrey Zuckerman) and Brywan Washington poetry by Oluwaseun Olayiwola and Martha Sprackland.
Photography by Suzie Howell (introduced by A.K. Blakemore), James Berrington and Sama Beydoun.
Cover artwork © Etel Adnan, Untitled, 1998, The Estate of Etel Adnan, courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023