‘Still’ | Update of online book reviews

It’s exciting the spirit of Still continues to live on and people seem to enjoy exploring this collaborative book. Some recent posts/reviews are included below. Many thanks:) 12 March 2013. Bookmunch: ‘A very striking looking book.’ 7 March 2013. Interview in north London newspaper Ham&High. ‘The only recurring theme is the darkness that naturally comes from … Read more ‘Still’ | Update of online book reviews

‘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

‘Still’ reviewed on the Wormhole blog | ‘The book never loses its brilliance…’

An intelligent and highly positive review of Still has been posted on the Wormhole blog… Here’s a brief excerpt: ‘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 … Read more ‘Still’ reviewed on the Wormhole blog | ‘The book never loses its brilliance…’

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

Story | ‘Waiting To Go On’ by Gill Blow

The second posting of short-listed stories from the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition is ‘Waiting To Go On’ by Gill Blow – a writer from Lincolnshire. The story is her first attempt at writing flash fiction. For the competition, writers were invited to contribute a new story (maximum 500 words) inspired by the photograph, ‘The … Read more Story | ‘Waiting To Go On’ by Gill Blow

Story | ‘Chopin in the Dust’ by Tim Sutton

The first posting of short-listed stories from the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition is by Tim Sutton – a composer and lyricist from east London. [hr] Chopin in the Dust The woman from the theatre left three messages. So grateful… perfect for the… (What was it?)… some Chekhov on a shoestring. She had said she would come … Read more Story | ‘Chopin in the Dust’ by Tim Sutton

David Hebblethwaite’s story-by-story review of ‘Still’

DAVID HEBBLETHEWAITE is a renowned book blogger from Yorkshire, who reviews both novels and short fiction on his blog Follow the Thread. He also writes reviews for The Huffington Post, Strange Horizons, We Love This Book and Fiction Uncovered. He’s a big supporter of the short story format and since the end of September, he has reviewed every story that appears in Still – in … Read more David Hebblethwaite’s story-by-story review of ‘Still’

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 more Q&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 more Q&A | Jos Buivenga, type designer