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FICTION   (Page 1 of 6)

An amateur critic reviews an unusual theatrical performance in this short story by Andrew Pidoux.

An excerpt from Sarah Marshall-Ball's debut novel, Hush, about a woman with selective mutism.

An excerpt from Jonathan Kemp's latest novel, Ghosting, published by Myriad Editions this month.

An excerpt from Emily Bullock's debut novel The Longest Fight, an exploration of love and family loyalty set in the gritty, ambitious world of boxing in 1950s London.

An excerpt from Betsy Tobin's novel, Things We Couldn't Explain.

An excerpt from Ted Curtis's novel, The Darkening Light.

A new short story by Ben Byrne - a young, broke aspiring writer takes a job reading novels to a blind man during a particularly dreary London winter.

A new short story by Gilli Fryzer about a man struggling to cope with his wife's dementia at Christmas time.

An excerpt from Olja Knezevic's novel, Milena & Other Social Reforms, a bestseller in Montenegro and Croatia and now available in English.

A new short story by Michael Lawlor.

A new short story by Frances Gow about family, loss and pyromania.

A chance encounter in a French cafe takes on new significance in the light of the events that follow - an excerpt from a literary murder mystery by Jo Mazelis.

An excerpt from The Boy from Aleppo Who Painted the War by Sumia Sukkar, published by Eyewear and the subject of a new BBC Radio Drama Adaptation.

A new short story by Philip Bowne.

A short story from Toby Litt's new book Life-Like, published by Seagull Books this week.

An excerpt from Birkbeck alumnus Amy Bird's third novel, published this week by Carina.

A short story commissioned by the West Midlands Readers’ Network for an anthology titled Seven Minute Stories, featuring regional writers Yasmin Ali, Liam Brown, William Gallagher, Charlie Hill, Catherine O’Flynn and Kate Long. 

An excerpt from C.E. Medford's new novel Magic America: Coming of Age in an Altered State, set in an alternative Trenton, New Jersey in the 1980s.

An excerpt from Chameleon in my Garden by Nita Nicholson, set in Libya in the early years of the Gaddafi regime.

A short story from 46 Square: Living Tales - new voices in creative non-fiction from the Birkbeck BA Creative Writing Programme.

An excerpt from Kerry Hudson's second novel, Thirst, which will be published by Chatto & Windus in July 2014.

A short story from 44 Square - an anthology of new fiction from the Birkbeck BA Creative Writing Programme.

An excerpt from Harriet Lane's new novel, Her, published this month by Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

An excerpt from Roland Watson-Grant's second book, Skid, published by Alma Books this month and sequel to his debut novel - Sketcher.

An excerpt from Hassan Blasim's  short story collection, The Iraqi Christ, winner of the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

An excerpt from Tiffany Murray's new novel, Sugar Hall, published by Seren last month.

An excerpt of Kathryn Simmonds' debut novel, Love and Fallout, set against the backdrop of the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp protests of the early eighties, and published by Seren this month.


An excerpt from Sworn Virgin by Albanian author Elvira Dones: to escape an arranged marriage Hana Doda vows, in accordance with Albanian tradition, to live the rest of her life in chastity as a man.

An excerpt from Justin David's debut novella, The Pharmacist, part of Salt's new Modern Dreams series.

An excerpt from Piers Alexander's forthcoming novel, The Bitter Trade, winner of TLC's Pen Factor in 2013.

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night follows the fortunes of child TV star and troubled teenager Noushka, growing up on the wrong sides of the track in 90s Quebec and is published this month by Quercus.

A moving short story told from the perspective of a Loyal Royal Wartime Typewriter.

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