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Editor Interviews: Sean Preston, Open Pen

June 13th 2018

In the first of our new series featuring the editors of literary magazines, David Frankel speaks with Sean Preston, editor of Open Pen Magazine.

Clinging to What We Have: Hubert Selby’s Song of the Silent Snow

February 1st 2017

DAVID FRANKEL looks at Hubert Selby Jnr’s uncompromising story collection, Song of the Silent Snow: ‘Each of the stories offers a startling and vivid glimpse into the character’s life, the voices ranging from no-nonsense accounts of hard lives to poetic internal monologues…’

Everything Makes Its Mark: the Stories of Shelagh Delaney

November 23rd 2016

DAVID FRANKEL rediscovers the forgotten short stories of Shelagh Delaney: ‘the vitality of her stories comes from her extraordinary talent for dialogue. She captures the rhythm of rapid conversation between characters — the firing back and forth and its underlying humour…’

An Interview with David Swann

October 5th 2015

THRESHOLDS Assistant Editor DAVID FRANKEL interviews author David Swann on his latest flash collection, Stronger Faster Shorter: ‘My fiction is usually too poetic, and my poetry’s too narrative-based. I think of ‘flash’ as some sort of ‘third space’ between poetry and fiction…’

A Mirror of the Soul: Oblivion

April 23rd 2014

It was one of the most powerful pieces of writing I had ever come across and, despite the beauty of the language, I found myself unable to re-read it for a long time…’ Thresholds editorial assistant DAVID FRANKEL recommends the stories in David Foster Wallace’s collection Oblivion.

The Tip of The Iceberg

February 10th 2014

In this feature, Thresholds’ Editorial Assistant DAVID FRANKEL shares the writing exercise that has been most useful to him, when writing short fiction: ‘It came to me from one great writing tutor via another…’

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