In our lead interview, Cassie Davies talks to artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose compositions merge 'Nigerianness' and 'Americanness'. Elsewhere Lucy Ives interviews New Narrative writer Dodie Bellamy on her writing process, E. T., and how the novel used to be an experimental form. We have new hotel-and-sleeping-themed fiction by short story writer and novelist Stuart Evers, and a new piece, The Miserablist', plumbing the breakdown of language by poet, essayist and visual artist Anne Boyer. We also have Izabella Scott writing about rocks, the Mafia, and cursed objects in Naples, while Agnieszka Gratza goes in search of northern lights during a residency at Roni Horn's Library of Water in Iceland. Iphgenia Baal contributes a new poem, 'what are your wedding plans and have you taken your pill'; we also publish Harriet Moore's 'Gentle', from a long sequence of poems about bitterness.