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January 23, 2019
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Deirdre Shanahan discusses her debut novel The Caravan of the Lost and the Left Behind

Deirdre Shanahan’s debut novel The Caravan of the Lost and the Left Behind will be published by Bluemoose Books in May, 2019. Deirdre, who graduated from Birkbeck with an MA in Creative Writing in 2011, talks to Aisha Phoenix about parenting challenges among the Irish travellers in her new novel, […]
January 21, 2019
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January Reads

A diverse selection to kick off the new year – there really should be something for everyone. We hope you enjoy them. James  
January 16, 2019
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New Mexican Postcards by Tom Travers

Poetry by Tom Travers
January 14, 2019
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A Girl in My Bathroom by Douglas Bruton

Short Fiction by Douglas Bruton
January 10, 2019

Abi Dare wins 2018 Bath Novel Award

Mari Vindis interviews Abi Dare winner of the Bath Novel Award 2018 and her upcoming novel The Girl With The Louding Voice
January 9, 2019
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I Am Ash on Wednesdays by Sogol Sur

Poetry by Sogol Sur