CLAIRE MASSEY LIVES IN LANCASHIRE. Her short stories have been published online and in print in various magazines and anthologies including The Best British Short Stories 2011, Patricide and A cappella Zoo. Two of her stories have recently been published as chapbooks by Nightjar Press. She co-edits online short story magazine paraxis and keeps a blog … Read more
Read a Q&A with contributing writer Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende from Ann-Arbor, Michigan, USA.
JUSTIN HILL LIVES IN HONG KONG. He was born on Grand Bahama Island in 1971 and was brought up in York. He is the author of five books and winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Betty Trask and Somerset Maugham Awards, as well as being shortlisted and nominated for a host of other awards, including … Read more
JAMES HIGGERSON LIVES IN MANCHESTER. He’s a writer, music reviewer and urban health researcher, currently finishing his PhD. His debut novel, The Almost Lizard, will be published in spring 2013 by Legend Press. His story ‘Noise’ is his print debut. Do you enjoy short stories? I must admit I rarely read short fiction. When I … Read more
‘Still’: an exhibition of photographs and excerpts from related stories An exhibition of photographs from Still by Roelof Bakker has opened at Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB. Twenty large size photographs of vacated spaces at Hornsey Town Hall are exhibited in two separate spaces: the Café on the first floor and the Gallery on … Read more
The title page for ‘Pa-dang’ by Dutch writer Jan van Mersbergen – an unsettling story and van Mersbergen’s first published English language story.
Read the interview with Nicholas Royle, including the background to his story ‘The Blind Man’ Q&A | Nicholas Royle
NICHOLAS ROYLE LIVES IN MANCHESTER. He’s the author of a short story collection, two novellas and six novels and has edited fourteen anthologies, including the acclaimed series, The Best British Short Stories 2011 and 2012 (Salt). His novel, First Novel, is due to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2013. Royle also runs his own … Read more
SARAH LADIPO MANYIKA LIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO. She was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France and England before moving to San Francisco, where she teaches at San Francisco State University. Her debut novel, In Dependence, was published by Legend Press (2008). Her story ‘Morayo’ explores the impact of an accident on an elderly female … Read more
AAMER HUSSEIN LIVES IN LONDON. He was born in Karachi and moved to London in 1970. His stories have since been widely anthologised and translated into Italian, French, Arabic and Japanese. He has published five collections of short fiction, including Insomnia (2007), and two novels, Another Gulmohar Tree and The Cloud Messenger. He will be reading … Read more