If you’re into independent South African horror, fantasy or weird fiction, you’ve probably come across Nerine Dorman’s excellent work as both an author and editor. She runs the Bloody Parchment short story contest in conjunction with the South African Horrorfest, and has a respectable oeuvre that firmly establishes her in the SA indie scene. So I was quite excited when she offered a free copy of this self-published anthology of some of her favourite stories as a bonus for sig
Londoners will recognise and love this ode to human experience, while others get a glimpse behind the scenes, beyond the marketed double-decker Big Ben dream, to the diverse perspectives, priorities and perceptions it expresses. Jaq Hazell expertly captures a range of differing voices in this collection of twenty-one short stories. Ready, go: I launched myself in the same direction, flying free, warm from running, the cold air no longer bothered me. Everything went, all my wo
India’s vibrant publishing industry has discovered some fantastic writers, and occasionally some of those success stories become one of the country’s most brilliant exports. Fresh off the gravy train of success from her debut novel, Overwinter, which was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, Kapur brings us the story of a middle-class Indian housewife whose life’s focus is her family and their well-being, until she meets a handsome stranger on the train. Other men play
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