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

Short story round-up: online fiction I’ve enjoyed recently

I love a good short story. In recent years my bookshelf has become home to dozens of short story collections, a few of which I have reviewed for this blog. Yet, while I enjoy reading conventionally published short story books, and occasionally sit down to read stories published in The Tangerine and Mslexia, two print magazines … Continue reading Short story round-up: online fiction I’ve enjoyed recently

Book review: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

I imagine there is a delicate art to naming short story collections. How do you summarise so many different narratives under a single title? Which one story has the power to convey the themes and emotions of the entire collection? The answer, if Lesley Nneka Arimah's wide-ranging and awe-inspiring debut collection is anything to go … Continue reading Book review: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah