Still: Short Stories Inspired By Photographs Of Vacated Spaces
***APRIL 2013*** Still is shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards for Best Mixed Anthology.
Still combines twenty-six new short stories with the photographs that were the inspiration for the writing.
Writers were invited by artist-photographer Roelof Bakker to select a photograph from his project Still, an investigation of vacated interior spaces at Hornsey Town Hall in north London, and to write a story taking the chosen photograph to a new place with a fresh meaning – away from the original physical setting.
The book includes entirely new writing by Richard Beard, Andrew Blackman, SJ Butler, Myriam Frey, SL Grey, Tania Hershman, James Higgerson, Justin Hill, Nicholas Hogg, Ava Homa, Aamer Hussein, Nina Killham, Deborah Klaassen, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Claire Massey, Jan Van Mersbergen, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, James Miller, Mark Piggott, Mary Rechner, David Rose, Nicholas Royle, Preeta Samarasan, Jan Woolf, Evie Wyld and Xu Xi.
Still is edited by Roelof Bakker with copy editors Nicholas Royle and Ros Sales.
‘This was a book that I carried about with me, dipping in and out whenever a moment arose and I fell in love with it.’ – Still reviewed by Parrish Lantern
‘Combining artistry and writing, Still is a work stunning in both presentation and textual content… the book never loses its brilliance, never becomes dull… Still would make a superb addition to the shelves of anyone who favours the freedom provided by short stories and the quick dose of cerebral reading that accompanies them.’ – Still reviewed by Wormhole
Buy Still, £14.99
STOCKISTS Amazon, The Photographer’s Gallery bookshop, Tate Modern bookshop and Little Paris, 39 Park Road, London N8 8TE. Also available from Architectura & Natura, Leliegracht 22, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Paperback with 26 colour photographs
Trim size 210 x 148.5 mm
Extent 190 pp
Published by Negative Press London
Independent bookstore Foyles (113-119 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EB) hosted an exhibition of photographs from Still alongside excerpts of relevant stories in the third floor Gallery and first floor Café from 17 September to 30 October 2012. A literary launch also took place at Foyles on Wednesday 26 September in the Gallery on the third floor. The event included readings by Tania Hersham, Justin Hill, Nicholas Hogg, Aamer Hussein, James Miller (with a little help from Jan Woolf) and Evie Wyld.