Litro #137: Future FashionsFeaturing new fiction and poetry from Ian Sales, Ivor W. Hartmann, Tosin Coker, Ryan Van Winkle, Walé Oyéjidé and Efe Tokunbo - plus an essay from the BFI's Claire Smith and an interview with Ian Kelly.
Author Q&A with Ian KellyBiographer Ian Kelly talks to Litro about working alongside Vivienne Westwood.
Q&A: Marc Pastor on Barcelona ShadowsMarc Pastor - author of Litro's Autumn Book Club pick, the thrilling and gruesome Barcelona Shadows - tells us about his experiences as a real life CSI, gives his advice to budding horror writers, and picks his favourite horror authors.
The Old Houses of Belgrano: Place and Memory in Buenos Aires, Part 1In the first part of his essay on the barrio of Belgrano, Iain Robinson reflects on change and memory.
Interrogating Memory: Anna Weiss at The SpaceThe modern tendency to unearth past trauma in public means The Space's Anna Weiss - about False Memory Syndrome - couldn't be more relevant. However, says Lochlan Bloom, it raises issues but fails to explore them...
Natura Dominatur - or: How the Arctic Gets Under Your SkinBerit Ellingsen takes us to the barren landscapes of the Arctic.
Anthology: The Moth: This is a True StoryThis collection of fifty true stories proves essential summer reading.
A Modern Crisis"Can ‘modern’ ever equate with ‘enjoyment’ in art or books? And should we worry if it doesn’t?" Michael Spring answers this question, in an essay that takes us from Larkin to Tracey Emin and from Coleridge to William Burroughs.
Look at Sandy Flask. Balding but comfortable with it, serious white skin and the hair that gives him his nickname betraying a proud Celtic heritage, and a pair of ears set low, unlobed and mashed like two half melted Frankenstein bolts.
The models looked like they were emerging from a magic forest as they brushed past a profusion of plants. Their hair was pulled back from their faces and pleated in long braids, giving them a spare, contained look. Some were even frowning as though deep in unsettling thoughts.
This week on Litro Lab, Litro artist Mia Funk reads 'Fast Fashion', in Fast Fashion we follow the protagonist Jerome around his local thrift stores as he readies himself with a new look, in anticipation for his first meeting with Fiona, a girl he has been in correspondence with for months, she is finally coming to London from Oxford to continue her studies.
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When performing a monologue, managing the audience is a tricky balancing act; you don't want them to switch off. So how does The Me Plays, a rhyming monologue by actor-writer Andrew Maddock, measure up? Read more »
“Marc Pastor - author of Litro's Autumn Book Club pick, the thrilling and gruesome Barcelona Shadows - tells us about his experiences as a real life CSI, gives his advice to budding horror writers, and picks his favourite horror authors.”
Dan Hutton, author of Litro's acclaimed column Drama Matters, is stepping down after seven months to concentrate on making theatre, rather than writing about it. In his final column, he reflects on the line between critic and maker. Read more »
is a series of Litro stories told on Twitter by as many writers as possible lead by our summer read guest author, Ben Fergusson. The next #litrostory starts 12pm on Monday 11th August and closes at midnight on Friday 22nd August 2014.
We find new ways of looking at the world through stories, seeking out the compelling and the controversial, the funny and the fantastic, the sad and the strange.
Although we also publish literary nonfiction and poetry, we have traditionally focused on short fiction, armed with a mission to discover new and emerging writers, giving them a platform to be read alongside stalwarts of the literary scene. More recently, we have also added more strings to our bow: including interviews, columns, podcasts, reviews, and features on literature, arts and culture. We've even ventured into LitroTV, so you can see and hear directly from your favourite writers.
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