I’m pleased to announce that we will be featuring some of the great short stories from the Willesden Herald book series New Short Stories, to appear in the Story of the Month slot, by prior arrangement with the authors. Already lined up: stories by Angela Sherlock and Megan Taylor. Meanwhile you can browse the books, all still available, here: Anthologies.
The Art of the Short Story: Tessa Hadley and Lucy Hughes-Hallett discuss with Mark Ford. Back by popular demand at the Queen’s Park Book Festival 29 June. Full programme here: https://t.co/8xyCtq3XOQ
— Queen’s Park Book Festival (@QPBookfest) May 14, 2019
“Picador has acquired a collection of short stories from “really exciting talent” Dima Alzayat. Editor Ansa Khan Khattak bought UK and Commonwealth rights for Alligator and Other Stories from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann. It is scheduled for publication in 2020.” (The Bookseller)
Elena Ferrante’s Art of Fiction interview is free this week. Find out what else we’ve unlocked:
— The Paris Review (@parisreview) April 23, 2019
“Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Redux newsletter.”
This week’s features include an interview with Elena Ferrante, a poem by Jorge Luis Borges and a story by Haruki Murakami.
“They are ﬂames, moving up the hill from the village, torches lighting faces in the crowd. The voices build.”
— For Books’ Sake (@forbookssake) April 15, 2019
(BBC) Countryfile magazine includes a feature on the Cairngorms by Merryn Glover. Merryn’s short story “Rip” (as in rip tide, I recall) was in Willesden Herald New Short Stories 7 (2013) alongside stories by Danielle McLaughlin, Thomas Morris and others.
— SJ Moran (@storyofthemonth) April 1, 2019
All about and how to order Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 7
A new story for March: I Can See a Better Time by @pyjamas_black. Please read and RT.
— the incubator (@IncubatorThe) March 1, 2019
Since we didn’t have a Story of the Month for March. Here, belatedly, is one in the superb monthly short story series from The Incubator. The story is by a writer who is widely-published but, like Banksy, anonymous, known only as The Man in Black Pyjamas.
On this week’s episode of the Writer’s Voice podcast, Lore Segal reads her story “Dandelion,” from the March 25, 2019, issue of the magazine.
— New Yorker Fiction (@NYerFiction) March 19, 2019
A lyrical childhood memory piece of nature and family. It is well-read in the author’s beautiful accent, so evocative of the few treasured remnants of the Kindertransport children who made it to London, in this case from Vienna. (Ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lore_Segal). Other recent contributors to The Writer’s Voice podcast series include Sally Rooney and Yiyun Li. Introduced by the New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
You can also read the story, for the time being, online. It begins:
“That Henry James, when he got old, rewrote his early work was my excuse for revisiting, at ninety, a story I had written in my twenties. I was ten years old when I had to leave Austria, so the day with my father in the Alps must have taken place on our last family holiday, the previous August.” (Lore Segal)