HOW MANY HOPES LIE BURIED HERE MOTHER | Remembering James Carter Irwin

On Sunday 31 July Roelof Bakker from Negative Press London launched his photo book HOW MANY HOPES LIE BURIED HERE MOTHER at the grave of Canadian soldier James Carter Irwin in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery in south London. He delivered a short remembrance speech and laid flowers on James’ grave in the company of close friends. The photographs in … Read moreHOW MANY HOPES LIE BURIED HERE MOTHER | Remembering James Carter Irwin

A negative birthday…

Today is our first birthday and we are feeling remarkably negative about everything in a positive kind of way. A big thank you to all the writers involved for making Still happen. Many thanks too to the readers, bloggers and shops (particularly Foyles and Tate Modern) for your treasured support. Exciting times lie ahead as our … Read moreA negative birthday…

‘Still’ | A collage and slideshow of photographs from the anthology

Actor and fervent reader William Rycroft, posted a concise review of Still on his blog on 3 January 2013, alongside some other books he recommended as essential reading (including Nicholas Royle’s First Novel). ‘The anthology is incredibly diverse, featuring some writers I had heard of and read before like Richard Beard, Nicholas Royle and Evie Wyld. Others were … Read more‘Still’ | A collage and slideshow of photographs from the anthology

Story | ‘Mini-Opera for Ernst Mahler’ by Blair Reeve

The third in a series of short-listed stories from the Still/Foyles short story competition is by New Zealander – and Hong Kong resident – Blair Reeve. Blair says he knew nothing about Mahler when he wrote his story. ‘When I saw the photograph of the piano, the first word that popped into my head was … Read moreStory | ‘Mini-Opera for Ernst Mahler’ by Blair Reeve

Q&A | AJ Ashworth, winner of the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition

Interview by Roelof Bakker  Today is the end of this year’s National Short Story Week, a perfect occasion to post an interview with AJ Ashworth – winner of the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition and writer of the award-winning short story collection, Somewhere Else, or Even Here (Salt, 2011). I found your story ‘Piano’ – winner of the Negative … Read moreQ&A | AJ Ashworth, winner of the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition

Q&A | Jos Buivenga, type designer

Interview by Roelof Bakker JOS BUIVENGA IS A DUTCH TYPE DESIGNER who is part of a new wave of designers who publish their own typefaces. He runs type foundry Exljbris publishing beautiful typefaces with classic appeal. I discovered Buivenga’s typeface Museo when researching Dutch typefaces for the design of Still. I believe in chance encounters and … Read moreQ&A | Jos Buivenga, type designer