“I enjoyed every one of the short stories for different reasons. Some were playful and rebellious, others harrowing and full of harsh truths. It’s exciting to find such wit and originality in one place.” – Mez Packer
The Mechanics’ Institute Review is back with its eighth issue, featuring work by Chris Adrian, Kevin Barry and Amit Chaudhuri, and showcasing the best fiction from Birkbeck’s Creative Writing students. From a craving for porn to a lust for revenge, from North Georgian secrets to London’s vile smells, these stories confirm MIR’s reputation for high quality and fresh voices. Freakish phones, sinister sex and legacies of ice and guilt await. Discover what milk tastes like and why you won’t find a Dave story in MIR8 – just gutsy entertainment.