The Busy Writer in March: News and Opportunities
Quick! Finish your ‘To Be Read’ pile! There’s a LOT of exciting things to read, do and attend in March. (Of course, read Dance Move by Wendy Erskine first.)
Colin Barrett might just be the true inheritor of the short story greats from Joyce, O’Connor to William Trevor. After what feels like decades [it’s been 6 years, ed.], Colin Barrett has released his second book. If you’ve been reading his pieces in the New Yorker over the years you’ll know how breathtaking this book will be. But it’s finally here! And it’s rather phenomenal.
- Reverse Engineering by Jon McGregor, Sarah Hall, Irenosen Okojie, Jessie Greengrass, Chris Power, Joseph O’Neill and Mahreen Sohail
This is THE best book for everyone interested in short story craft. Seven of the best stories in recent years, each followed by a Paris Review-style interview with the writer discussing how they wrote it.
Listen to this!
We found out about this podcast after reading Northern Ireland’s excellent literary journal, The Tangerine. We’re always told that the best prose writers read poetry but where to get our hands on this stash of poetry? This is the perfect trove: a five minute daily podcast of a poem a day.