Q&A | Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

BARBARA MHANGAMI-RUWENDE LIVES IN ANN ARBOUR, MICHIGAN, USA. She’s currently working on a short story collection and a novel. Her story ‘Opportunity’ explores a mother’s hopes for her daughter in contemporary Zimbabwe. How did get into writing? I have written and enjoyed doing so from about the age of twelve. However, my friend and mentor, Sarah … Read moreQ&A | Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

Q&A | Mary Rechner

MARY RECHNER IS FROM PORTLAND, OREGON, USA. Her short story collection Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women, was published in 2010 by Propeller Books and was nominated for the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her story ‘The Playwright Sits Next to her Sister’, explores the relationship between two very different sisters. She’s working on a … Read moreQ&A | Mary Rechner

Q&A | James Miller

JAMES MILLER LIVES IN LONDON and is the author of the acclaimed literary thrillers Lost Boys (Little, Brown 2008) and Sunshine State (Little, Brown 2010). He teaches creative writing and English literature at Kingston University. His story ‘From the Archive’ is an academic spoof set in the future in which fragments from the First Digital Age (2000-2037) are … Read moreQ&A | James Miller

Q&A | SJ Butler

SJ BUTLER LIVES IN EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM. Her first published short story, ‘The Swimmer’, appeared in The Warwick Review and in Best British Short Stories 2011 (Salt Publishing, 2011). She has since had stories published in Paraxis, Litro and Untitled. As a member of the ReAuthoring project, she creates work for live literature events. … Read moreQ&A | SJ Butler

Q&A | SL Grey

SL GREY IS A COLLABORATION OF TWO WRITERS FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Sarah Lotz from Capetown and Louis Greenberg from Johannesburg. Their first novel, The Mall, was published by Corvus in 2011. Their new novel The Ward will be published 1 October 2012. Their next novel, The New Girl, is due for publication in 2013. For Still they wrote ‘Still’, a story … Read moreQ&A | SL Grey

Q&A | Jan Woolf

JAN WOOLF IS A WRITER AND REVIEWER WHO LIVES IN LONDON. Her first book Fugues on a Funny Bone, a collection of short stories, was published by Muswell Press in 2010. She’s currently putting the finishing touches to a novel based on the memoirs of a Polish painter. The story ‘Ten a Day’ revisits the concept of … Read moreQ&A | Jan Woolf

Q&A | Andrew Blackman

ANDREW BLACKMAN CURRENTLY LIVES IN BARBADOS. His debut novel On the Holloway Road (Legend Press, 2009) won the Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. Blackman was the first writer Roelof Bakker approached. His immediate enthusiasm helped kickstart Still. His novel, A Virtual Love, will be published in 2013. … Read moreQ&A | Andrew Blackman

Q&A | Tania Hershman

In the first of a series of interviews with writers from Still, Tania Hershman talks about her life as a writer and her approach to the story she wrote for Still. TANIA HERSHMAN LIVES IN BRISTOL. Her first book, The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008), was commended in the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers, … Read moreQ&A | Tania Hershman

Contributing writers announced

There are twenty-six writers contributing new short stories to Still and they are from all over the globe or have roots in many places, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Writers are in alphabetical order: Richard Beard, Andrew Blackman, SJ Butler, Myriam Frey, SL Grey, … Read moreContributing writers announced