May 22nd 2013
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May 20th 2013
TRACY MAYLATH guides us through the second-person narratives of Lorrie Moore's Self-Help: 'Everyone speaks in ‘yous’: ‘you feel’ when they mean ‘I felt’, ‘you know’ when they mean ‘I want you to understand me’. Perhaps that’s why we find it irritating in literature...'
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...'
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.
'Great short stories linger on in the minds of readers like old photographs...' CARLOTTA EDEN recommends Jane Rogers' debut collection Hitting Trees with Sticks.
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.'