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Off The Runway by David Plans

Short Fiction: “The endless chorus of middle-aged men trying to understand and keep up, eating from plates of carved fruit, hoping sugar will break their desperation.”

Time Trial by David Fisher

Creative NonFiction: ‘Living with Dad was a bit like being loaded into a comedy cannon and then fired off to land somewhere, who knows where: in hospital, India, or the wrong school. He had this thing about experience, the necessity to experience life, cram as much as possible into it, and ‘develop the ever-expanding mind,’ as he put it.’

A Necessary Disposition by Kate Venables

Creative NonFiction: ‘My father and I were both doctors. I use the past tense for my father, Harry Walker, because he died young. For myself, it is because I am no longer a real doctor. I became an epidemiologist and my clinical skills gradually atrophied.’

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10 Things…with Tom Benjamin

Feature:Tom Benjamin, whose second Bologna-set novel, The Hunting Season, is due out this May, answers our questions.

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Author Not Present: The Entertainer

Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the sixth episode, Louise, Christina, and Peter discuss ‘The Entertainer’. Listen to find out what they liked and what they thought could be improved as they deal with structure

Podcast: Alice Haworth-Booth and Kate Ellis

In the fourteenth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks with the winner of the Bricklane Bookshop short story prize, 2020 Alice Haworth-Booth, and the head of the prize, Kate Ellis. They discuss writing climate change and what it takes to run a big prize.     Show Notes: Bricklane Bookshop

Author Not Present: The Woman in the Street

This episode was recorded before the outbreak of the current crisis so we apologise for any inaccuracies! Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the third episode, Christina and Peter are joined by author Jarred McGinnis

Author Not Present: Magrit

This episode was recorded before the outbreak of the current crisis so we apologise for any inaccuracies! Author Not Present is a podcast in which Louise Hare, Christina Carè, and Peter J Coles critique anonymous submitted pieces. In the third episode, they discuss ‘Magrit’ – a quirky story of a