Blogs in February 2023

Tomorrow in Shanghai 16th February 2023

A short story collection exploring cultural complexities in China, the Chinese diaspora in America, and the world at large. In a vibrant and illuminating follow-up to her award-winning story collection, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, May-lee Chai’s latest collection Tomorrow...

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More of This World or Maybe Another 6th February 2023

More of This World or Maybe Another is a collection of award-winning short fiction about four outsiders whose unruly lives intersect on the back streets of New Orleans from writer Barb Johnson. Funny and haunting by turns, Johnson’s unforgettable...

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The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You 6th February 2023

Maurice Carlos Ruffin has an uncanny ability to reveal the hidden corners of a place we thought we knew. These perspectival, character-driven stories center on the margins and are deeply rooted in New Orleanian culture. In “Beg Borrow Steal,”...

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The Dead Have Lots To Say 24th January 2023

In Paris, a bunch of famous dead people from various eras come back to life to meddle with today’s Parisians. Victor Hugo has a heated argument about love, Jim Morrison mocks a tattooed vegan, Marquis de Sade seeks punishment...

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On Traigh Lar Beach 8th January 2023

Erica Winchat, a young writer overwhelmed by the stress of her first book contract, discovers thirteen curious items tangled in the flotsam on the Scottish beach of Tràigh Lar. Erica tells the intriguing story of the owner of each...

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