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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…’

Nothing is the way it used to be, yet everything is like before

June 15th 2015

DAN POWELL, runner-up in the Thresholds Competition, considers the themes of Norwegian author Kjell Askildsen’s short stories: ‘The map of Askildsen’s fictional world is adorned with warnings: here be minimalism, repetition, variation and precise, stark prose. His stories, like his sentences, allow no clutter…’

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