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Taking Sides

October 11th 2017

NICOLE MANSOUR finds the power of protest in this Comma Press anthology: ‘In the twenty short stories that follow, the history of British protest is revealed through well-researched and historically accurate fiction, and this continuum, this flow between movements, is strikingly uncovered…’

Small Wonder Festival Highlights 2017

September 27th 2017

LOREE WESTRON is getting ready for the Small Wonder Festival at Charleston House. Here, she provides a brief overview of the festival and looks at some of the highlights visitors can expect…

A Handbook for Being Human

November 6th 2014

HOLLY DAWSON examines the themes and preoccupations of David Constantine’s short stories: ‘If there were a handbook on how to be human when sadness and cruelty are an intrinsic part of being alive, Tea at the Midland would be it…’

Contemplating ‘Mr Carlton’

November 3rd 2014

NEIL CAMPBELL pauses for thought in the world of David Constantine: ‘The contemplation of those moments helps our humanity, and it helps Mr Carlton, provides solace. Constantine, like Hemingway before him, has a naturalist’s eye for observed detail.’

Short Story Masterclass… with David Constantine

February 3rd 2014

In the latest instalment of our Short Story Masterclass series, K. J. Orr talks with DAVID CONSTANTINE about competing narratives, literal metaphors, realisations for a writer and much more…

Stories Inspired by the Brontës

January 27th 2014

In this special feature, short story author A. J. ASHWORTH takes us inside the pages of Red Room, and tells of editing these New Short Stories Inspired by the Brontës…

Celebrating the Short Story

September 23rd 2013

It’s that time of year again – the Small Wonder International Short Story Festival is almost upon us. In preparation, we take a look at this year’s highlights…

Short Stories and the Power of ‘Not Knowing’ by David Constantine

March 27th 2013

I start a story because some concrete image or situation prompts or pesters or forces me to. And I don’t know where I am going when I start…’ Author DAVID CONSTANTINE talks to THRESHOLDS about the art of writing stories.

David Constantine Podcasts

November 23rd 2011

We are delighted to be able to present three unique podcasts from master short story writer DAVID CONSTANTINE.

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