Q&A | James Higgerson

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 Q&A | James Higgerson

‘Still’ exhibition at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London – until 30 October

‘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 ‘Still’ exhibition at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London – until 30 October

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 Q&A | Nicholas Royle

Q&A | Sarah Ladipo Manyika

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 Q&A | Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Q&A | Aamer Hussein

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 Q&A | Aamer Hussein

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 more Q&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 more Q&A | Mary Rechner