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Short Story Masterclass with… Adam Marek

September 20th 2017

PODCAST: In the first instalment of the sixth series of our Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Zoe Gilbert interviews award-winning author Adam Marek, discussing the distinction between the fantastic and the surreal, childhood influences, and where stories start and how they develop…

The Human Connection

October 26th 2016

VICTORIA HEATH revels in the human truths of KJ Orr’s LIGHT BOX collection: ‘‘Disappearances’ has one such every day premise: a retired, yet highly regarded, plastic surgeon in Buenos Aires finds solace in a local café. But behind that unassuming front is an entrancing narrative that makes a connection with the reader on a very human level from the start…’

The First London Short Story Festival

June 6th 2014

The inaugural London Short Story Festival takes place from 20th to 22nd June, at Waterstones in Piccadilly, the largest bookshop in Europe…’ PAUL McVEIGH talks of the inspiration behind the Festival.

Best of British 2013

December 11th 2013

Bursting with suppressed emotions, vengeful acts and a chilling atmosphere…’ ALEX RUCZAJ learns a thing or two from The Best British Short Stories 2013 anthology.

Kevin Barry Wins The Edge Hill Short Story Prize

July 5th 2013

This year’s Edge Hill University Short Story Prize has been won by the seemingly unstoppable Kevin Barry for his collection Dark Lies The Island.
“For me the short story is my first love… I think that the genre has become more popular in recent years, particularly as more people are reading online, so they want more intense reads and the short story fits this perfectly – long may it continue.”

We Recommend Adam Marek

May 6th 2013

In her essay, shortlisted for the 2013 THRESHOLDS Feature Writing Competition, CARYS BRAY recommends the words of Adam Marek: ‘sometimes only outright surrealism can do justice to the merciless strangeness of reality.’

We Recommend: Adam Marek’s The Stone Thrower

September 28th 2012

LELA TREDWELL recommends Adam Marek’s much-anticipated second collection of short stories, The Stone Thrower.

Story: Remember the Bride who got Stung?

July 11th 2012

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: we’re delighted to bring you a new story from award-winning author ADAM MAREK. ‘Remember the Bride who got Stung’ comes from his forthcoming collection, Stone Thrower — out from Comma Press in September 2012.

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