Blog Archives

Short Story Masterclass with… Alison MacLeod

March 8th 2017

PODCAST: In the third instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Zoe Gilbert interviews award-winning author Alison MacLeod. In the podcast they discuss fiction and the here and now, ‘what if’ scenarios and holding a short story together…

Short Story Masterclass with… Kevin Barry

December 7th 2016

PODCAST: Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author Kevin Barry about the short story’s lack of room for maneuver, the timing and rhythm of stories, mystery in your writing, and the relationship of memory to imagination…

Short Story Masterclass with… Petina Gappah

November 11th 2016

PODCAST: In the first instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award-winning author PETINA GAPPAH about method writing, addressing pain through stories, and the voices of a writer…

Short Story Masterclass with… Marina Warner

April 6th 2016

PODCAST: In the final instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award-winning author Marina Warner about the domestic in fairy tales, rewriting and re-imagining myths, and balancing research with imagination…

Short Story Masterclass with… Salley Vickers

February 24th 2016

PODCAST: In the second instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with acclaimed author SALLEY VICKERS about psychology and the short story, anarchy, maternal betrayal, tapping into unlived lives, and the misunderstandings of human relationships…

Short Story Masterclass with… Jane Gardam

January 27th 2016

PODCAST: In the first instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award winning author JANE GARDAM about the never-ending nature of the short story form, use of the uncanny, and Death on a Yamaha…

The Short Story Festival

September 23rd 2015

It’s the last weekend in September and that means one thing to us at Thresholds: The Small Wonder International Short Story Festival.

Short Story Masterclass with… Tessa Hadley

November 24th 2014

PODCAST: In the second instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with TESSA HADLEY about the differences between writing short stories and novels, starting points and the power of speech.

Short Story Masterclass with… Michel Faber

October 27th 2014

PODCAST: In the first instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with MICHEL FABER about keeping the reader in safe hands, writers making things up, sadness and poignancy, and stories determining their own lengths.

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…

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