Sleep gets interrupted when celebrities crash into a Glasgow bedroom in ‘No Likey, No Lighty!’
An unlikely friendship forms on the edge of one country’s political fate—on the edge of the sea.
at the tideline the surfacing sun / overwhelms the horizon / like an ingrown hair and a fish
A writer enters self-imposed exile after writing what he believes to be a terrible book. But what will become of the world when the book reaches the shelves—and will its creator recognize his impact upon returning to an entirely changed society?
‘the drams we drank at dawn’ is a Scots love poem.
They were warned to stay away, but what happens when infatuation leads to confrontation?
Sameeya’s poem explores her experience of cultural hybridity as a British Pakistani woman of Islamic faith.
Dean’s ‘Letter to London’ is a poem about being a Londoner in Glasgow.
Arminda has a startling power. But is it enough to rescue the woman she loves?
When Harpreet posts a video online in a stance against racism, their friend begins to see the benefits of social media – but will Harpreet’s fame last?
The pre-pandemic stories you will find in this book do not contain utopias or cast a light back on a better or happier time. They don’t tell stories of a world where nothing bad happens. As you’ll read, it is the small acts of resiliency that give humans the courage to face their fears, and ultimately, to change.
– Lexie Angelo
Having a home is serious. In the stories, poems and non-fiction essays in the following collection we find not one fixed notion of home, but a spinning multitude that reflects this continual movement and change.
– Christina Neuwirth
This anthology has done what a good contemporary anthology ought to do: gather together a small crowd of smart people, and through their writings, capture a snapshot of that change. It shows us what things look like right here. Right now.
– Claire Askew
Taliha Quadri interviews Finnish fantasy author Maria Turtschaninoff. Her book series The Red Abbey Chronicles is published by Pushkin Press and translated by Annie Prime.
Taliha Quadri interviews Faran Kiani, the author of Five Wishes and the Prophecy of the Prince, which was the first ever fantasy book in English published by the National Book Foundation of Pakistan.