Tag Archive: fiction

A CONVERSATION WITH MARGOT LIVESEY, AUTHOR OF ‘MERCURY’

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Margot Livesey Mercury (Harper, 2016) by Anne Kniggendorf (author image Tony Rinaldi) Studying logic at the University of York made a deep impression on Scottish novelist Margot Livesey. “Oneof the developments in logic was the… Continue reading

20P DOMINO – A SHORT STORY BY T.L. HUCHU

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“The laddie who pinched 20p off the pool table obviously didnae know it was Callum McDonald’s in the first place. Imagine it, Crofters on a Sunday afternoon, footie playing on the TV screens,… Continue reading

THE INFLAMED EYE – A SHORT STORY BY JESSICA SEQUEIRA

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It wasn’t an entirely normal day for the politician. There he was in an ophthalmologist’s chair, staring at a painting of a mouth outlined in red lipstick, very white teeth inexplicably framing an… Continue reading

THE OGRES HERE ARE REAL: Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

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Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Faber & Faber, 2015) by R.A. Davis The novels of Kazuo Ishiguro all celebrate the same singularly human skill: the mind’s ability to evade an insistent and monstrous… Continue reading

THE TOXIC DOMESTIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH KATHARINE GRANT

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This interview was conducted on 1st July 2014 and accompanies Michael O’Brien’s review of Sedition. by Michael O’Brien Katharine Grant (b. 1958 in Burnley, Lancashire) has worked as a journalist for many years,… Continue reading

A BOX TO CLIMB OUT OF: Anneliese Mackintosh’s Any Other Mouth

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Anneliese Mackintosh Any Other Mouth (Freight Books, 2014) by Laura Waddell In one of the short stories that make up this collection, “One Nothing Everything,” the narrator describes writing from her hospital bed one… Continue reading

MONSIEUR SIMENON HAS LOCKED HIMSELF IN

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Georges Simenon The Grand Banks Café translated by David Coward and The Mahé Circle translated by Siân Reynolds (both forthcoming with Penguin Classics, June 2014) by Graeme Macrae Burnet In November 2013, Penguin… 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