Christopher Priest was born in 1943 in Cheadle, a suburb of Manchester. He was educated at Manchester Warehouseman, Clerk’s Orphan School, and, after leaving school, held a wide variety of jobs. Since 1968, he has lived entirely from his writing, which includes six novels, two story collections, a…
The Miraculous Cairn
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Her Left Hand, The Darkness
Alison Smith on the week she spent with Ursula K. Le Guin.
Plays Bossa Nova
This surreal tale from Haruki Murakami circles a Charlie Parker album that never existed. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
A monastic community persists after a ‘great chaos and collapse’ in this story by the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, Olga Tokarczuk. Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
Two poems from Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH.
On High Heels and Lotus Feet
Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.
‘She has never been very keen on the thought of herself as other people see her.’