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Leon Craig
Leon Craig’s writing has been published in the TLS, The London Magazine, The Mechanics' Institute Review and elsewhere. She has work forthcoming in Cunning Folk and the anthology Queer Life. Queer Love. Her short story collection, Parallel Hells will be published by Sceptre Books in February 2022.

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Lick the Dust

Fiction

September 2021

Leon Craig

Fiction

September 2021

When you misplace something in the library here, it stays lost for a very long time. The eighteenth-century catalogue that alerted me to the...

Art Review

April 2019

Oscar Wilde Temple, Studio Voltaire

Leon Craig

Art Review

April 2019

The light is dim, the air richly scented. Little purple tea lights flicker in the votive candle rack and...

  Members of THE WHITE REVIEW editorial team, contributors and friends of the magazine reveal the books they’ve been reading and revisiting in 2020       Victoria Adukwei Bulley   First and foremost, The Yellow House by Sarah M Broom was a book that I’d been dying to read since I first heard about it, and to my joy it absolutely delivered Revolving around Broom’s New Orleans childhood home, this is a work that covers memoir, cultural geography, archival practice, oral tradition, and so much more Broom has such mastery of language that all of this hangs together seamlessly, and on my shelf The Yellow House lives next to Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman, because I think both authors are at work on the same kind of project in each their own brilliant ways I also want to shoutout Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination by Robin D G Kelley for its rich expansiveness — Kelley is an incredible writer and scholar, and there is nothing better than reading a non-fiction book where the enthusiast in the author spills through And finally, I too would like to add to the hype of Raven Leilani’s Luster, which I think is a stunning and perceptively sharp debut that glimmers with deep tenderness as well as humour     Katherine Angel   This year I was blown away by Jeremy Atherton Lin’s Gay Bar: Why We Went Out, which isn’t out until March 2021 (Granta) It does many things at once, in gorgeous prose I also loved Selva Almada’s Dead Girls (translated by Annie McDermott, Charco Press), about murdered women in Argentina It’s crisp, bracing, and beautiful Richard Seymour’s The Twittering Machine (Indigo Press, 2019) was a satisfyingly nuanced account of the terrible bind we’re in, in relation to social media I loved reading Tim Dean’s Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (UCP, 2009), which, amongst other things, explores the limits of identification and empathy as a starting-point for thought and politics — themes that recur in Bruce Fink’s Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique (Norton, 2007), which conveys what Lacanian ideas might mean in practice Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings (Profile, 2020) was brilliant, thoughtful, and funny Right now I’m loving Bette

Contributor

April 2016

Leon Craig

Contributor

April 2016

Leon Craig’s writing has been published in the TLS, The London Magazine, The Mechanics’ Institute Review and elsewhere. She...

[Getting] Down with Gal Pals

Feature

November 2018

Leon Craig

Feature

November 2018

There’s a moment in Laura Kaye’s underrated novel English Animals when the protagonist Mirka, sitting in the village bar with her married lover, notices...
Mute Canticle

Prize Entry

April 2016

Leon Craig

Prize Entry

April 2016

Giulio the singing fascist came to pick me up from the little airport in his Jeep. He made sure to come round and hold...

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Interview

January 2017

Interview with Barbara T. Smith

Ciara Moloney

Interview

January 2017

Californian artist Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931) is something of a performance art legend. It was in the 1960s...

poetry

October 2013

Transylvania

Jon Stone

poetry

October 2013

The rabbit darkness just beyond the headlights’ sprawl and parcel darkness stopping up the drivers’ mouths like oaths or...

feature

July 2014

Another month, another year, another crisis: eleven years in Beirut

Paul Cochrane

feature

July 2014

Rumours of impending conflict can wreak a particular type of havoc. This is not as physically manifest as the...

 

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