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People Are Strange: the Dark Tales of Flannery O’connor

October 24th 2016

JUDY UPTON looks at the unforgettable stories of Flannery O’Connor: ‘Her understanding of the human condition makes it difficult to believe that the first of her stories in this collection was published when she was only twenty-one…’

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.’

A Writer’s View

October 24th 2011

The short story is a glorious form that is evolving and changing before our very eyes; anything seems possible.’ Author JACKIE KAY shares her thoughts on the unique power of the short story.

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We Recommend — Flannery O’Connor

September 12th 2011

Flannery O’Connor is funny and wise, and her writing takes my breath away.’ KATH McKAY recommends O’Connor’s COMPLETE STORIES and the essay collection MYSTERY AND MANNERS.

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