I have a new story, ‘My Biggest Insecurity About the Garden’ in @GrantaMag.
It’s about freaky infrastructure, sociability, slippery footholds in one’s life + environment. Or: A Finnish UN systems engineer goes on a business trip to Singapore. 🙏 @lukeneima
— Caoilinn Hughes (@CaoilinnHughes) February 4, 2019
‘If only I were a different person, I would find it easy to tell you what I feel about you. But I can’t. I live in the subjunctive – the lonely, ghostly silence of if only…’
— Toby Litt (@tobylitt) February 1, 2019
“Ian McMillan gets into the subjunctive mood with brand new writing from Toby Litt, a new poetry commission from Holly Pester, on the subjunctive in welsh with Menna Elfyn and Rob Drummond explains why the subjunctive is dying out amongst the young…” (The Verb, BBC Radio 3, 1 Feb. 2019)
“Whether you’re hitting the road, heading to the gym, or just trying to brighten up your daily commute, here are 10 storytelling podcasts you’ll love listening to if you love short stories. Featuring fiction and non-fiction narratives alike, these shows will scratch that narrative itch when reading a book just isn’t an option.” (Sadie Trombetta, Bustle.com)
‘God’s Fingers’ – a short story by Josie Turner!
‘He kept a large glass vase half-filled with golf balls that had crashed into his property – a sort of calendar, measuring the time elapsed since his wife’s death.’https://t.co/KRCQ4iRXY9 pic.twitter.com/bq3nbLxKjw
— TSS Publishing (@TSSPublishing) January 16, 2019
— Wasafiri (@WasafiriMag) January 7, 2019
From Wasafiri: Deirdre Shanahan’s work was included in ‘The Best of British Short Stories 2017’. Her novel The Night Breathing is forthcoming from Bluemoose Books.
On the January New Yorker Fiction Podcast, Orhan Pamuk reads and discusses “Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in His Labyrinth,” by Jorge Luis Borges. https://t.co/ARQrO0pnw6
— New Yorker Fiction (@NYerFiction) January 2, 2019
Podcast: Nobel laureate novelist Orhan Pamuk joins the fiction editor of The New Yorker, Deborah Treisman, to read and discuss “Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth,” by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1970 issue of the magazine.
My short story ‘Miss Heidi’s Christmas Angel’ in today’s Belfast Telegraph. Thanks to @LouiseReddick and Pauline Rooney for comments and suggestions. https://t.co/KB6NBsukjf
“She was about to speak when she saw some writing in Heidi’s uncertain hand on the back of a flyer from a double-glazing firm.
Luxembourg – pretty girl, good voice.
Germany – boys, novelty tune.
France – elegant lady, very French”
Belfast Telegraph: Miss Heidi’s Christmas Angel by Martin Tyrrell