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The Role of the Middle-Aged White Man by Benjamin Myers

The role of the middle-aged white man? The role of the middle-aged white man is to shut his mouth and step aside. The role of the middle-aged white man is to not practice his saxophone in a studio flat. The role of the middle-aged white man is clear the lane and make space for the

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INTERVIEW: Josh Denslow

We had the pleasure of interviewing Josh Denslow an emerging voice on the short story scene regarding his breakout hit and debut collection ‘Not Everyone Is Special‘ – here’s what he had to say to STORGY Magazine… Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your first engagement with literature? I’m a dude

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BOOK REVIEW: The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas by Daniel James

Who is Ezra Maas? Is he Daniel James the author of this ambitious fiction (or is it non-fiction?)? Is he a real artist? Is it a fake name that a group of artists hide behind? Or did James make him up for this book? These are some of the questions that’ll follow you as you

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INTERVIEW: Patrick deWitt

What was your first experience / engagement with literature? I guess I was around twelve years old. I grew up in the home of a reader, my father was a big fan of novels in particular. I asked him what was so interesting about this format and he began loaning me books. These books were

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INTERVIEW: James Frey

James Frey James Frey is originally from Ohio. His books A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning and The Final Testament of the Holy Bible have all been bestsellers around the world. He is married and lives in New York. Q. What was your first engagement with literature and what inspired you

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GUEST POST: How Studying Anthropology Helped Me As A Novelist by Sofka Zinovieff

Like most students of social anthropology, I was required in my first year at university, to write an essay about whether the incest taboo is universal. The answer is: pretty much yes, if you don’t count some ancient Egyptian royals and some differing views about first cousins. But not much else is universal in the

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BOOK REVIEW: Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

If you thought Fight Club and Project Mayhem was messed up…you haven’t seen anything yet! Adjustment Day is Chuck Palahniuk’s first novel in four years; and boy have we missed him. An author who is continually reinventing himself, coming up time and again smelling of roses; the author of such acclaimed titles as Fight Club,

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BOOK REVIEW: The Storm King by Brendan Duffy

All small towns have their secrets, but they rarely come as dark and dingy as those rising from the waters of Greystone Lake, the backdrop for this woozy psychological thriller. When Nate McHale, a family man with a shady past, returns home for the funeral of a high school classmate, spiralling events draw him to

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BOOK REVIEW: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (The Folio Society Edition)

It is my pleasure to write a review of The Folio Society’s illustrated edition of Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’. This Cornish author was ever-present throughout my childhood (my mum had her complete works in green hardbacks) and I can remember looking at the copy of ‘Rebecca” and leafing through it, excited for the day when

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FICTION: Various Kisses by James O. Heath

1 ‘I would have called his friends, but . . .’ ‘He doesn’t have any’ was almost the response, but instead, Robert kept quiet. He didn’t want to admit that his son had made no friends at college, and, after all, that was the very reason his wife had not finished the sentence. They had

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