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Be Good by Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall puts us on the verge of a desperate act in this haunting short story
My American Cousin by Alain Mabanckou, translated by Helen Stevenson
It’s summer in New Orleans as we wander through the city streets in Helen Stevenson’s translation of a story from Alain Mabanckou
Tupperware by Ladee Hubbard
A woman reflects on a life built on the shards of disaster in this story from Ladee Hubbard

The Things They Don’t Talk About by Owen Booth
The hospital is wrapped in fog, and Paul is wandering the wards at night in this story from Owen Booth

Confinement by Isabel Greenberg
After a long journey over a wild and foaming sea, a young woman starts a new life with her husband and his mother in this graphic story by Isabel Greenberg

Podcast: Sarah Hall
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

Helen Stevenson: Dancing to the music of translation
Helen Stevenson looks back on more than a decade of accompanying Alain Mabanckou into English

Kate Tsurkan: Ukraine – fiction on the front line
Kate Tsurkan reports on how Ukrainian writers have responded to Russian aggression since 2014

Richard Lea: New beginnings
Summer 2022 finds writers exploring new territory and starting over

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