Book review: How The Light Gets In by Clare Fisher

Between light and darkness, what is there? According to Clare Fisher, just about everything. How The Light Gets In is Fisher's first short story collection, following her 2017 debut novel All the Good Things. It was published earlier this month by one of my favourite indies, Influx Press, who you may recall as being the publishers of … Continue reading Book review: How The Light Gets In by Clare Fisher

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Online short story round-up 3

Oh, how I do enjoy reading wonderful nuggets of fiction online. My Twitter feed is now packed with lit mags and competitions, and I'm constantly impressed and inspired by the stories they publish. Here are just a few that I have enjoyed recently: Hiding Out - Rebecca Field (Spelk) From the oak tree at the … Continue reading Online short story round-up 3

Book review: Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng

Picture a scientist. Who do you imagine? Some generic image of a man in a lab coat, or a well-known figure - Einstein, Darwin, Hawking? Either way, chances are you the scientist that instinctively springs to mind will be male. This was the finding of the Draw-a-Scientist test, which found that, out of 4,000 5-11 … Continue reading Book review: Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng

Book review: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Given the significance of online communication in Conversations with Friends, it is fitting that I won a paperback copy of the book via a Twitter giveaway from publisher Faber & Faber. Conversations with Friends follows 21-year-old student Frances and her relationships: with Bobbi, her best friend and former girlfriend, and with Nick and Melissa, an older couple … Continue reading Book review: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney