To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition, we caught up with last years winner, Louise Farr, to hear more about her work and what competitions like this mean to emerging writers. Omagh Literary Festival: Hi Louise. Tell us a bit about your winning short story, Sing to Me, and how […]
The New Yorker’s Fiction Issue is out today! Read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Conduction”: “I was fresh out of Virginia, fresh out of the pit, my remarkable escape still alive in my mind.” https://t.co/cilQdJ3qji
— New Yorker Fiction (@NYerFiction) June 3, 2019
The flagship annual summer feast of fiction that keeps readers and writers delighted and hopeful respectively. See This Week In Fiction for many more short stories, interviews and readings.
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— Toby Litt (@tobylitt) May 25, 2019
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
‘When I started I thought I wasn’t a person with a good memory but you tap into uncanny places where you have things saved up that you didn’t know you did until you got to that level.’ Tessa Hadley in The Times (2017) via “How Tessa Hadley Writes“
“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