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Alive and Dreaming Wide Awake

June 20th 2018

NAOMI FOYLE looks at Arab Sci-Fi in the pages of ‘Iraq +100: Stories From a Century After the Invasion’: ‘a landmark anthology of short stories in a scintillating variety of genres and tones, a book of riveting ulterior visions…’

A Hygge-free Zone: The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat

April 4th 2018

DAVID FRANKEL recommends The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat & Other Stories from the North: ‘The stories gathered here depict the struggle for survival against the environment and ourselves, fusing traditions and blending reality and fantasy…’

The Horror of the Past and the Terror of the Present

November 16th 2016

DR. WALEED AL-BAZOON recommends Hassan Blasim’s ‘The Iraqi Christ’: ‘…a seismic, ground-breaking short story collection that leaves in its reader’s mind – long after the final page – powerful after-shocks. In the title story, Blasim explores, with devastating force, the consequences of two different wars upon his country…’

An Interview with Hassan Blasim

December 19th 2012

Join VICKI HEATH in conversation with Iraqi writer HASSAN BLASIM and translator JONATHAN WRIGHT, as Hassan’s second short story collection launches in the UK.

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