RETRIEVALS

Fiction

August 2018

Edward Herring

Fiction

August 2018

  About ‘Retrievals’:   I like to hear writing that is made out loud. Words vibrate in the air and you forget them, but...

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INTERVIEW WITH ANAND PATWARDHAN

Art Review

July 2018

Tausif Noor

Art Review

July 2018

By the late 1990’s a right wing government in the shape of a BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had come to power for the first time...

Feature

Issue No. 19

Marianne's Breasts

Jacqueline Feldman

Feature

Issue No. 19

She had performed alone in the past, lunging at Patriarch Kirill, but on the morning of this protest, her...

Feature

Issue No. 22

Really Techno

Julia Bell

Feature

Issue No. 22

‘Ich bin einer,’ I say when my turn comes. I am one.   I’ve been here before, outside this...

Book Review

July 2018

Yoko Tawada's ‘The Last Children of Tokyo’

Rebecca Bates

Book Review

July 2018

Everywhere in the Japan of Yoko Tawada’s The Last Children...

Poetry

July 2018

Two Poems

Richard Georges

Poetry

July 2018

Dead Reckoning   They say birds always find their...

Art Review

July 2018

Emily Pope, The Sitcom Show

Alex Quicho

Art Review

July 2018

Emily Pope’s five-part web series, The Sitcom Show, is a throwback...

Fiction

July 2018

The Kid

Michelle Steinbeck

TR. Jen Calleja

Fiction

July 2018

There’s a child in the yard, its shoes flash...

Book Review

July 2018

Lena Andersson's ‘Acts of Infidelity’

Sophie Mackintosh

Book Review

July 2018

Acts of Infidelity is the second novel by Lena...

Art Review

July 2018

Corita Kent, Get With The Action

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Art Review

July 2018

It always felt hot and hazy, coming off an 8-hour flight from Europe, and the backs of my legs...

Book Review

July 2018

C.D. Rose’s ‘Who’s Who When Everyone Is Someone Else’

Matthew Janney

Book Review

July 2018

‘Play! Invent the world! Invent reality!’ cries one character...

Fiction

June 2018

They keep killing us

Sergio Loo

TR. Annie McDermott

Fiction

June 2018

They stuck photocopies in the urinals again and again...

Art Review

June 2018

Anna Boghiguian, The Loom of History

Zack Hatfield

Art Review

June 2018

Anna Boghiguian’s art has always been about a kind...

Poetry

June 2018

Two Poems

Andrew McMillan

Poetry

June 2018

glimpse   on the pitch by my house   the...

Sheila Heti's 'Motherhood'

Book Review

June 2018

Hannah Rosefield

Book Review

June 2018

Sheila Heti’s last novel, How Should a Person Be?, opens with the question of its title. ‘For years and years I asked it of...

Interview

June 2018

Interview with Basma Alsharif

Helen Mackreath

Interview

June 2018

Basma Alsharif has never called a geographical space home. Her short video works, feature length films and lecture performances...

Book Review

June 2018

Christine Schutt’s ‘Pure Hollywood’

David Isaacs

Book Review

June 2018

There is a certain kind of American novelist of the late twentieth century whose fiction fetishises plant names. The...

Art

Issue No. 22

Kerstin Brätsch

ANNIE GODFREY LARMON

Art

Issue No. 22

It’s beside the point to consider any single painting...

Feature

Issue No. 22

On Universities: Roundtable

Feature

Issue No. 22

What is a university for? Even for those outside...

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Issue No. 22

Editorial

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Issue No. 22

In her interview with the novelist Jenny Offill, Hannah...

Fiction

Issue No. 22

Green_fields

Maria Hummer

Fiction

Issue No. 22

We were told to pay attention to things that...

Interview

Issue No. 22

Interview with Danez Smith

SANDEEP PARMAR

Interview

Issue No. 22

At the end of January 2018 I met Danez...

Interview

June 2018

Interview with Dag Solstad

Sam Riviere

TR. Audun Mortensen

Interview

June 2018

According to some, Dag Solstad, who was born in Sandefjord in 1941, is Norway’s pre-eminent living novelist. From 1969’s...

Art Review

May 2018

Sadie Benning, Sleep Rock

Kathryn Lloyd

Art Review

May 2018

The titular work of Sadie Benning’s solo exhibition ‘Sleep...

Book Review

May 2018

Lynne Tillman's Men and Apparitions  

Emily LaBarge

Book Review

May 2018

‘We are poor passing facts / warned by that...

Art Review

May 2018

Louis Henderson, Overtures

Laura Harris

Art Review

May 2018

In Louis Henderson’s film I build my language with...

Fiction

May 2018

Self-Improvement

Sophie Mackintosh

Fiction

May 2018

I had been sent back from the city in...

Mathieu Asselin’s ‘Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation’

Book Review

May 2018

Felix Bazalgette

Book Review

May 2018

I’ve often wondered how high finance has ended up so closely involved with the earnestly ethical practice of documentary photography. The Swiss asset manager...

Book Review

May 2018

Emily Berry’s ‘Stranger, Baby’

Declan Ryan

Book Review

May 2018

Writing in the introduction to his Fifty Poems in 1988, Ian Hamilton commented on his younger self, ‘But did...

Poetry

May 2018

Two Poems

Ruth Padel

Poetry

May 2018

INTERMISSION   She stabilised. She started dying and then stopped. My brother said her aneurysm had sealed       stuck  ...

Harry Mathews’s ‘The Solitary Twin’

Book Review

May 2018

Aaron Peck

Book Review

May 2018

Imagine a small fishing village on the edge of the world. Its inhabitants are progressive and content. The surroundings are pleasant. The village is...