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On My Travels

March 12th 2014

VICKI HEATH examines Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller, the 2013 anthology of Asham Award-winning stories: ‘As I read, I considered each story carefully, wondering what made these particular pieces stand out for the judges…’

New Writers With Their Sights Set on Fame

October 25th 2013

CAROLE BUCHAN introduces us to the winners of this year’s Asham Award…

Story: ‘Thirst’ by Rachel Cusk

February 18th 2013

STORY: We are delighted to bring you ‘Thirst’ from award-winning writer RACHEL CUSK. ‘Arriving in Venice the Gibsons — mother and daughter — were inexplicably startled by the omnipresence of water. Julia Gibson had concerned herself too much with the practicalities of the trip; her daughter Charlotte too little…’

Story: Helen Dunmore’s ‘With Shackleton’

December 17th 2012

We’re delighted to offer you a wintery story by Helen Dunmore – award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and children’s author.
‘A thud, a squeal, a pair of hot, tight arms around her neck. “It snowed! There’s millions of snow in the garden!“‘

Story: Kate Clanchy’s ‘The Real Story’

November 26th 2012

STORY: Read ‘The Real Story’ by Kate Clanchy. ‘To be honest, Giles, I’d like a little more credit and a little less blame. I’d like you, and the directors, and actually, the whole firm of Burns Pope Wilde, Literary Agents, to remember how and where this whole story started…’

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