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A Visionary Author

January 22nd 2014

JENNIE RYAN discusses the life of acclaimed science fiction writer Ray Bradbury: ‘Over the next decade, Bradbury continued contributing to many of the popular ‘pulp’ magazines, but he also started submitting to some of the more literary publications, including The New Yorker…’

Is There a Place Like Home?

October 28th 2013

MOA LINDUNGER explores the themes of home and cultural identity in the short stories of Adnan Mahmutovic: ‘What we find in this collection, is a myriad of stories of home in which its smells, textures and people are mythologised and romanticised, at times in absurdum – generally known as nostalgia…’

Author Profile: Etgar Keret

February 11th 2013

SHAWNA VESCO looks at the life and work of Israeli writer Etgar Keret ‘… Keret has a Kafkaesque absurdism that borders on grotesque and is steeped in irony.’

2013 Feature Writing Competition

January 28th 2013

We are delighted to announce that the 2013 THRESHOLDS Feature Writing Competition is now open, with a first prize of £500 for the winning essay in each category — Author Profiles and We Recommend.

Remembering Sam Selvon’s Short Stories

November 7th 2012

In his essay CYRIL DABYDEEN discusses memories of Sam Selvon’s short stories: ‘Selvon’s story-telling became immediate folklore with long-lasting echoes, due to his natural voice in narration and dialogue.’

Author Profile: Ali Smith

October 29th 2012

EMMA YOUNG looks at the life and writing of Ali Smith: ‘It is Smith’s focus and attention to voice that marks her out as a unique writer…’

Author Profile: F. Scott Fitzgerald

September 10th 2012

In her essay, shortlisted for the THRESHOLDS Feature Writing Competition, JADE BROUGHTON looks at the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories.

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