Read ‘Theatre 6’ from Sarah Hall’s Madame Zero short story collection

Shortlisted on the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize, Sarah Hall’s Madame Zero is published in paperback this week. The collection is rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland, with tales that blur the natural and urban, mundane and surreal, human and animal. Read ‘Theatre 6’, a dystopian tale from the collection which chillingly…

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 Loudest Sound and Nothing

Skilfully wrought and perfectly pitched, The Loudest Sound and Nothing, the first collection of stories by Clare Wigfall, has been acclaimed as the work of a prodigious new talent. The title story from the book, which has earned comparisons with the likes of Helen Simpson and Ian McEwan, is reproduced for you to enjoy below….