May 15th 2013
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May 13th 2013
'Her stories are visually rich, her dialogue skilfully edited, her ability to conjure up the reality of a scene is almost incantatory...' In her essay, shortlisted for our 2013 Feature Writing Competition, ANNA ARBITER recommends No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July.
May 8th 2013
In his essay, shortlisted for the 2013 THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition, STEPHEN DEVEREUX recommends Saki’s ‘The Lumber Room’. 'The severe, unimaginative, repressive regime imposed upon him was frequently the target of his stories – small children outwitting and humiliating stupid adults time and time again.'
April 29th 2013
DAN POWELL, runner-up in the 2013 THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition, recommends Stig Dagerman’s short story collection The Games of Night: 'Sometimes at night, running from the shadows of his own loneliness, Stig Dagerman had a game he would play...'
April 23rd 2013
Drawing up the longlist from all the entries was not easy. Narrowing it down to six shortlisted pieces was harder still... The results are in for the 2013 THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition SHORTLIST.
Over the past few weeks, the team of THRESHOLDS judges has been busy reading and re-reading the entries, debating their merits and falling for their charms. Today, we bring you.... The 2013 THRESHOLDS Features Award longlist.
STORY: We are delighted to bring you 'The Peacock and the Angel' from Pakistani writer AAMER HUSSEIN. 'I was watering flowerbeds in the garden when my husband came through the gate and said: "You’ll have to be strong. Your friend..." He didn’t need to tell me whom he was talking about.'
JEANLOUP PRANCHERE recommends Black Vodka: 'I have always thought of myself as lost property, someone waiting to be claimed,' confesses the main character in the title story of Deborah Levy’s new collection...
G.F. PHILLIPS take us through the testing times of Franz Kafka's story 'Metamorphosis': '...the central character is immediately faced with a sudden and overwhelming predicament of identity – and what a predicament...'