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An awkward conversation prompts a sudden change of perspective in this short story from Etgar Keret, translated by Jessica Cohen
A woman walks on a deserted beach An evening walk on the beach takes an unsettling turn in this short story from Serena Katt
A great black bird is circling over Hampstead, as Katherine Mansfield confronts a difficult diagnosis in this story from Lucy Caldwell
This One, That One, The Third. Michael Donkor paints a startlingly intimate portrait of an unconventional relationship in this short story
An old recipe brings back memories in this story from Adaora Raji
We explore how fiction can even surprise its author with Etgar Keret, and hear from all the other authors in Spring 2023


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Diana Evans: ‘You can actually go quite far with very little’
We talk pared-back prose, female friendship and category errors with Diana Evans, and hear about all the other stories in Winter 2022
Evie Wyld: ‘I feel much more able to do wilder things in the present tense’
Evie Wyld tells us about family holidays, the convolutions of time and the present tense, while we hear from the other contributors to Autumn 2022
Sarah Hall: ‘At what point would you take grand steps?’
Sarah Hall talks about tackling big subjects in short fiction, the second person and the view from outside London, while we introduce all the stories from Summer 2022