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The Darkness Within, The Darkness Without

November 29th 2017

TEIKA BELLAMY explores the concept of otherness in Cassandra Parkin’s fairy tales: ‘Throughout my childhood and a large part of my early adult life I didn’t like my name. It was so obviously foreign, ‘other’, and as most children and young adults come to understand, being different is not desirable.’

2014 Competition Winner

May 7th 2014

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2014 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…

On My Travels

March 12th 2014

VICKI HEATH examines Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller, the 2013 anthology of Asham Award-winning stories: ‘As I read, I considered each story carefully, wondering what made these particular pieces stand out for the judges…’

Angela Carter’s Beauties and Beasts

January 20th 2014

CHRISSY DERBYSHIRE explores the themes of womanhood and fairytales in the haunting short stories of Angela Carter: ‘The Bloody Chamber is a deceptively slim volume, for this strange beast of a book is easily as baroque as any of Carter’s writings…’

Lick My Words

February 6th 2013

In her essay, EVER DUNDAS introduces us to ‘The Erl-King’ by Angela Carter: ‘I haven’t come across another writer who makes me feel such joy when I read their work. She weaves a spell, pulling you into her dark, beautiful and perverse worlds.’

Get Carter — at the Bath Literature Festival

April 23rd 2012

For several years in the 1970s, Angela Carter lived in Bath, and at this year’s Bath Literature Festival, a number of events celebrated her work. PAULINE MASUREL went along to find out more.

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