Category Archive: fiction

FATE, COINCIDENCE, LIFE ITSELF – An Interview with Beth Fowler on translating Iosi Havilio

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Editor Rebecca DeWald travelled to Argentina and took books of and about Argentine literature with her, a literature which is receiving more and more attention in English at the moment. In this thread,… Continue reading

EXTRA TIME: Capitalism, Football and the Aftershocks of Modernism in David Peace’s “Red or Dead”

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David Peace Red or Read (Faber and Faber, 2013) by Joe Kennedy A phrase echoed banefully through David Peace’s Red Riding tetralogy. “The North, where we do what we want!” condensed a negation of secular… Continue reading

CABINET OF CURIOSITY: Daniel Canty’s Wigrum

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Daniel Canty Wigrum translated by Oana Avasilichioaei (Vancouver: Talon Books, 2013) by Calum Gardner The “cabinet of curiosity” was once a staple of the private home of the wealthy eccentric, containing unique and unusual objects from… Continue reading

LOVERS AND DEMONS: Bethany Ruth Anderson’s Swings and Roundabouts

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Bethany Ruth Anderson Swings and Roundabouts (Bamboccioni Books, 2013) by Karyn Dougan New Scottish author Bethany Ruth Anderson has teamed-up with new Scottish-based publisher Bamboccioni Books to publish her debut novel, Swings and Roundabouts. Think… Continue reading

MAPPING OUT FORGIVENESS: Linda Cracknell’s Call of the Undertow

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Linda Cracknell, Call of the Undertow (Freight, 2013) by Emilie Anderson Linda Cracknell’s Call of the Undertow begins with Maggie Thame, a cartographer, moving from Oxford to a remote village on the coast of Caithness… Continue reading

THE BURNING SAND, A New Glasgow-Based Journal of Art and Literature

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The Burning Sand Vol. 2  by Caspar Wilson The Burning Sand is a new bi-annual periodical specialising in the arts scene of Glasgow. Edited by Sarah Lowndes and designed by Sophie Dyer and… Continue reading

THE FIRST INDY-REF NOVEL?: Craig Smith’s The Mile

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Craig Smith The Mile (Pilrig Press, 2013) by Karyn Dougan A nationalist, a unionist and a couldnae-care-lesser walk into a pub. Ian, Euan and Stuart are on a lad’s night out, eager to catch… Continue reading

EIBF 2013: Meg Wolitzer

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 10th – 26th August 2013 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh.  by Mark West When… Continue reading

ECHOES: Nihad Sirees’ The Silence and the Roar

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Nihad Sirees The Silence and the Roar translated by Max Weiss (London: Pushkin Press, 2013) By Rebecca DeWald The task of this reviewer seems paradoxical: reviewing a translation without knowledge of one of the… Continue reading

AFTER THE FALL: American Literature after 9/11

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Richard Gray, After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11 (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) by Daniel O’Gorman A great deal of critical writing has been published on ‘9/11 literature’ over the last decade, much of… Continue reading