THE END OF THE NIGHT – A SHORT STORY BY GERARD MCKEEVER

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It was last orders when the prophet returned. The streets were silent, a Thursday mist creeping off the Solway and up the Nith valley. ‘Warm night for the time of year,’ we kept… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY KATHERINE LOCKTON

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KATHERINE LOCKTON co-edits South Bank Poetry magazine. She runs regular poetry workshops for beginners and advanced poets. Her poetry has also been published in The Dark Horse, Northwords Now and Magma. Twitter:@poetkat @poetbank… Continue reading

TENDER CARE – A SHORT STORY BY ELISSA SOAVE

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Gavin parked the car, jumped out and ran to the other side to open Sheila’s door and help her out. ‘Careful now,’ he said, as she eased herself out of her seat, holding… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY PAULA JENNINGS

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PAULA JENNINGS‘s poems are published in literary magazines, national newspapers and anthologies. Readings have included StAnza International Poetry Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival and Dundee Literary Festival. She facilitates poetry writing in many different settings… Continue reading

LIVES SUSPENDED: An Essay on ‘Refugee Tales’ and ‘Refugee Tales II’, edited by David Herd and Anna Pincus

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This essay is part of our Threat Levels series. In 2006, the UK passed from a seemingly more casual and non-specific BIKINI state to a more serious state of threat, varying from substantial to critical. The… Continue reading

EIBF 2017: TRAVELOGUE WITH A TRAVELOGUE OF TRAVELOGUES* – Outriders

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 12th–28th August 2017 at Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street, Edinburgh. The events ‘Outriders: Mariana Enriquez & Kevin… Continue reading

“THE HASH SMOKERS ARE GOING OUT TO SHOPLIFT SCOTCH EGGS”: CHERYL FOLLON’S ‘SANTIAGO’

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Cheryl Follon, Santiago (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) Review by A. C. Clarke. ‘I took my insomnia down the white-hot heat of a two-mile strip’: from the first sentence of the first poem in this beguiling… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY AIDEN COLEMAN, NEIL LEADBEATER, AND LUCAS MCMILLAN

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AIDEN COLEMAN‘s two collections of poetry Avenues & Runways and Asymmetry were shortlisted for national awards in Australia, including the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Western Australian Premier’s… Continue reading

GERMAN HISTORY IN FICTION 2: A Conversation with Douglas Irving

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Translator and literary scholar Anne Stokes met Douglas Irving to talk about his translation of Anna Seghers’ short novel Crossing: A Love Story (Überfahrt), which appeared in East Germany in 1971 and was… Continue reading

EIBF 2017: A SYMPATHISING EYE ON TRANSLATION – the Man Booker International Award

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 12th–28th August 2017 at Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street, Edinburgh. The events covered took place on the… Continue reading