Tag: Independent Press

INTERVIEW: Benjamin Myers

(Photo by Julian Germain with permission from Bloomsbury) STORGY had the great privilege of interviewing Benjamin Myers about his forthcoming book The Offing (Bloomsbury) which is published on the 22nd August 2019. In your own words could you tell us about The Offing? It’s the story of a chance meeting between a naïve young man

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Gumshoe Blues by Paul D. Brazill

GumShoe Blues is Brit Grit and self-proclaimed “screwball noir” author Paul D. Brazill’s latest novelette, completed with a few short stories shedding light on some of the characters and events. The result is dark, witty, farcical and thoroughly entertaining. The story follows its detective anti-hero Peter Ord on his numerous missions. “Ordy”, as the unsavoury

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The South Westerlies by Jane Fraser

Fraser’s debut, ‘The South Westerlies’, a collection of 18 short stories set mostly in and around Gower, South Wales, is rife and woven with careful detail and design. I could ramble and try to find a multitude of words to describe it, but ultimately, the collection is a joy to read for all those who

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Thirteen Months of Sunrise by Rania Mamoun – translated from Arabic by Elizabeth Jaquette

This slim collection of short stories published by Comma Press is probably the first ever collection of short stories by a Sudanese woman to be translated into English. That ‘probably’ is telling: here is a literary culture so marginalised in the west that no one can say with complete certainty whether any similar books have

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Finding a Way by Diane Simmons

I think it’s safe to say flash fiction collections are a somewhat rare commodity. And unless you’re immersed in the world of flash – both as a reader and writer – it can be difficult to find collections that truly explore the different ways in which flash can be done. Of course, you can stumble

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GUEST POST: Write What You Know by David H. Reiss

Once upon a time–when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was still in high school–I had a wonderful English teacher who treated his students as peers and insisted that we all call him by his first name; his enthusiasm for literature and drama was outright contagious. He convinced me to read outside my preferred genres

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Dinosaur by Adam Lock

Adam Lock is someone that has been going about his craft in a subtle, under-the-radar kind of way, building an impressive list of publications where his work has feature either in the short story form or flash fiction – both online and in print. We’ve been watching Adam Lock’s development as a writer like proud

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Good Day? by Vesna Main

A piece of experimental fiction which thankfully doesn’t lose sight of itself, Good Day? is an accomplished novel that explores obsession, desire, and human interaction. Our nameless narrators, a female Writer and her opinionated reader husband, expose themselves and the cracks in their relationship while they analyse a work of fiction and lose themselves in

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All That Is Between Us by KM Elkes

Irving Howe once said of flash-fiction, or the short-short story as it’s otherwise known: ‘Everything depends on intensity, one sweeping blow of perception. In the short short the writer gets no second chance. Either he strikes through at once or he’s lost.’ ‘All That Is Between Us’ is a collection of flash-fiction that strikes through.

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Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

If you’ve not heard the name Lucie McKnight Hardy, then you better stand up and take notice – because with her latest offering Water Shall Refuse Them, I firmly believe that it announces her to the literary world and with it introduces a writer that will change the literary landscape for years to come! Dead

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