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Stranger Things, D&D, and Me

Jason Rekulak, author of the forthcoming novel The Impossible Fortress, expresses his love for television series Stranger Things, video game Dungeons and Dragons, and all things 80s. It Came From the ‘80s! I think we can all agree that Stranger Things was the television event of the summer—and if you were binge-watching with the rest of us, you know…

Exclusive Extract: ‘Lucky’ from The Lucky Ones by Julianne Pachico

Read ‘Lucky’ from the haunting debut collection of stories from Julianne Pachico, The Lucky Ones.     Out in February 2017.   Set mostly in lush, heady Colombia but even in a jungle-like New York City, they yoke together the fates of guerrilla soldiers, rich kids, rabbits, hostages, bourgeois expats, and drug dealers. Interconnected yet fractured…

The Poetry Interview: Bernard O’Donoghue interviewed by Zaffar Kunial

In a new interview series focussed on the poetic practices and influences of poets, Faber New Poet Zaffar Kunial speaks to Bernard O’Donoghue about themes in his most recent poetry collection, The Seasons of Cullen Church, which was recently shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Zaffar Kunial: When did you first…

Finding Franklin’s Ships by Andrew Lambert

Andrew Lambert, author of Crusoe’s Island and Franklin, recalls the discovery of Captain Franklin’s ship HMS Erebus, an event that transformed the historical narrative of the British expedition.   In the autumn of 2014 archaeologists from Parks Canada discovered and dived on the wreck of Captain Sir John Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus, at the southern…