Scarlett Thomas talks about her process for writing a Worldquake book…

I'm not the only person to have grown up stifled and bored in suburbia, it's almost the law.

Another Planet

Tracey Thorn

If everybody lived a life like mine, there would be no need for novels

Albert Einstein Speaking

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All the words that follow are my yearning to make some sense out of the American darkness that disconnects colored fathers from sons, a darkness in which sons and fathers lose track of one another.

Writing to Save a Life

John Edgar Wideman

You might think you know about Father Christmas. And I'm sure you do know some things. You probably know about the Toy Workshop and the reindeer. But the thing you probably don't know about is me...

Father Christmas and Me

Matt Haig

When the waves faded out on the far side of the stream, Kenn felt the great silence that lay upon the world and stood in the midst of it trembling like a hunted hare.

Highland River

Neil M. Gunn


Fully Coherent Plan

David Shrigley

When Apollo was born, Brian and Lillian thought they'd reached the end of their story but they'd been wrong. The wildness had only begun.

The Changeling

Victor LaValle

He could see the furniture, the curtain across the bed, his mother and father, the decorations and through it all, vaguely, the buildings, the night. And hung there, shimmering, in that room he could never enter, the tinsel garland that would never tarnish.

Its Colours They Are Fine

Alan Spence