The White Review Short Story Prize 2020
SUPPORTED BY UNITED AGENTS The White Review Short Story Prize is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. Established with support from a Jerwood Charitable Foundation Small...
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The White Review no 16 features interviews with Elizabeth Peyton, who discusses her emotionally charged still lifes and portraits, Cally Spooner on her performance art, and writer, artist and filmmaker Gary Indiana, who talks about how it is possible to transform personal experience into literature Also in this issue: Orit Gat considers the tendency towards homogeneity in the way that art is presented on the internet, and Evan Harris discusses his experience of the failures of British education Lawrence Abu Hamdan – an artist and ‘private ear’ – offers a verbatim transcription of an interview undertaken by a refugee in application for asylum The applicant is asked to speak, without pause, for fifteen minutes, so that her accent can be used to identify her The White Review continues to publish a plurality of voices in new literature, from Martin MacInnes’s systematic critique, to Chris Kraus and Alexandra Kleeman, who use fiction to explore how time changes our relationship to place, to other people and ourselves In translation, Tristan Garcia delivers a story on pop music, plagiarism, and the fallacy of creative inspiration Lastly, we bring you the lyrical experimentalism of Geoffrey G O’Brien’s poetry, alongside Sophie Seita’s investigation into language
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Issue No. 15
The White Review No. 15 features new literature in translation – from the extraordinary French novelist Maylis de Kerangal, the great Hungarian László Krasznahorkai...
Issue No. 14
The White Review No. 14 features interviews with the art critic, historian and October journal editor Hal Foster; British artist Mark Leckey, whose hugely influential...
The White Review No 13 features an interview with poet and novelist Ben Lerner, touching on what it means for art to be politically engaged and the potential of writing to defeat time Painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye discusses the confluence of technique and feeling in her portraiture, while novelist Michel Faber talks about love, loss and language The potential of art to accurately capture the human subject is a theme of the issue, one taken up by painter Luke Rudolf and the Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota in two series reproduced within New forms, and new grammars, are characteristic of the celebrated work of Jorie Graham – featured here – and the British poet and sound artist Holly Pester Self-declared left wing anarch Federico Campagna, meanwhile, considers whether the new Pope might really be the unlikely saviour of the global Left, while Enrique Vila-Matas (translated by our very own J S Tennant) reflects on Roberto Bolaño and the ‘times when writers were like gods and lived in the mountains like craven hermits or lunatic aristocrats’ Back in London, Jon Day recounts stories from the curious subculture of the capital’s bicycle couriers and the ‘heroic age’ of cycling One of Britain’s most innovative young writers, Helen Oyeyemi, contributes a new story, and we are delighted to print a section from Edouard Levé’s newly-translated (by Jan Steyn and Caite Dolan-Leach) Newspaper In an excerpt from his forthcoming novel, Paul Murray presents a Dublin banker whose already unreal lifestyle threatens to fade into fiction Finally, as the third White Review Short Story Prize comes to its conclusion, we are thrilled to publish a new story by Claire-Louise Bennett, our inaugural laureate, from her forthcoming collection, Pond
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Issue No. 12
The White Review No. 12 features interviews with choreographer Yvonne Rainer and novelist/artist Douglas Coupland. The incomparable Lydia Davis translates the ‘zeer korte verhalen’...
Issue No. 11
The White Review No. 11 features interviews with artist Philippe Parreno, novelist Pierre Guyotat and poet Alice Oswald alongside new fiction by Pola Oloixarac, Evan Lavender-Smith, and Ruby Cowling, winner...
The White Review No 10 features interviews with French philosopher Jacques Ranciere, the short story writer and translator Lydia Davis, and Camille Henrot, winner of the Silver Lion for most promising young artist at the 2013 Venice Biennale It includes new fiction by the playwright Benedict Andrews, art critic and novelist Chris Kraus (interviewed in The White Review No 8), novelist Nicola Barker and Greg Baxter The issue features essays by Belgian novelist Jean-Philippe Toussaint on the qualities – urgency and patience – necessary in the act of writing, the artist William E Jones on the mystery of the Pop painter Vern Blosum, Orit Gat on what art magazines can be, and new poems by Wesley Rothman, Vidyan Rathinviran, Mark Prince, Laura Elliott and Najwan Darwish (translated from Arabic) Art comes from Joshua Abelow, an artist who makes paintings and drawings that, in his own words, ‘mock the idea of artistic genius’, plus a series by German photographer Isabelle Wenzel and a cover by Christian Newby
Issue No. 10
The White Review No 9 features interviews with veteran artist and political activist Gustav Metzger, writer and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit and the brilliant, avant-garde Russian novelist Vladimir Sorokin We also have fiction by the British artist Ed Atkins, the Italian writer Francesco Pacifico and emerging talent Zoe Pilger, plus an essay by one of the most brilliant writers in Spanish, Enrique Vila-Matas, on the anachronism or otherwise of literary theories Also in this issue: Patrick Langley’s essay in fragments on the edge land of Silvertown, Hunter Braithwaite on swimming pools, Miami and Ballard, and new poetry by Adam Fitzgerald, Matthew Gregory, George Szirtes and Gerdur Kristny Art is provided by one of our favourite contemporary artists, Marcel Dzama (also the only of our contributors to have ever, to our knowledge, designed the costumes for a Bob Dylan music video), the legendary British filmmaker, painter and poet Jeff Keen, Mark Mulroney and Raphael Garnier, who supplies our limited-edition, fold out cover
Issue No. 9
The White Review No 8 features, among other things, interviews with artist Sophie Calle, novelist Deborah Levy and the author and filmmaker Chris Kraus, fiction by China Mieville and inaugural White Review Short Story Prize winner Claire Louise-Bennett, essays on écriture féminine by Lauren Elkin and American art collaborative Bruce High Quality Foundation by Legacy Russell, poetry by John Ashbery, Jack Underwood and Eugene Ostashevsky, and artwork by Claudia Weiser, Ben Berlow and Guy Gormley
Issue No. 8
The White Review No 7 features interviews with artists Luc Tuymans and John Stezaker, and poet Keston Sutherland; essays on the state of British fiction by Jennifer Hodgson and on London’s twenty-first century architecture by Lawrence Lek; alongside fiction by Peter Stamm and Jesse Loncraine; and cover art by Mai-Thu Perret
Issue No. 7
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