Another diverse selection with, I would hope, something for everyone. Enjoy.

James

March 19, 2019

March Reads

Another diverse selection with, I would hope, something for everyone. Enjoy. James
March 18, 2019

Woman in Bombed-Out Apartment, 1945 by Emma Venables

Short Fiction by Emma Venables
March 13, 2019

Behrouz Boochani discusses freedom and his new novel

No Friends But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani and translated by Dr Omid Tofighian, will be published by Picador in the UK in July 2019.
March 11, 2019

Payback by Andy Mead

Short Fiction by Andy Mead
March 8, 2019

Podcast: Jane Roberts discusses her MIR15 Story

In the fourth episode of the MIR Podcast MIR15 editor Lauren Miller talks to author Jane Roberts about her story “Our Lady the Sheela Na Gig.” They discuss what inspired the story, Jane’s writing background and they get to the bottom of exactly what a Sheela Na Gig actually is. […]
March 6, 2019

Helen Harris nominated for The People’s Book Prize

Helen Harris is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck. We caught up with Helen to discuss her inspiration for the novel and her experiences as a writer.
March 4, 2019

Judgement Call by Lorna Thorpe

Short Fiction by Lorna Thorpe
March 1, 2019

A London Literary Round-Up: February

Laurane Marchive reviews all the London literary highlights for the month of February.
February 25, 2019

Nectarines by Tim Footman

Short Fiction by Tim Footman
February 22, 2019

The Mechanics of MIR 16

Exploring the theme and opening MIR16 to new submission types by Elizabeth Lovatt
February 20, 2019

MIRLive: Laura Kaye

Elinor Johns rounds up our January MIRLive.
February 20, 2019

Jane Hayward discusses her debut memoir “The Baby Box”

Wendy Lothian met Jane Hayward to discuss her new memoir about her experiences as a teenager in a mother-and-baby home during the sixties. It is published by Matador, an imprint of Troubadour.
February 13, 2019

Liz Bolton remembers life of Diana Athill OBE

Liz Bolton commemorates Diana Athill OBE and revisits Stet, An Editor’s Life, published by Granta Books in 2000 and 2017, in paperback.
February 11, 2019

Charged Particles by Judy Darley

Short Fiction by Judy Darley
February 8, 2019

A Coffee in This Lovely City with Louise Hare

Elaine Mary Stabler interviews Louise Hare to discuss her debut novel “This Lovely City.”
February 6, 2019

The Stiff Upper Lip is a Thing of the Past

Lauren Miller writes about connecting through books for Children’s Mental Health Week
January 28, 2019

When You Stare Too Long by Andrew McDonnell

Short Fiction by Andrew McDonnell
January 25, 2019

Podcast: The Climate for Writing Panel Discussion

The third episode of the MIR Podcast comes from a live recording taken at The Climate for Writing: A MIR16 Masterclass. Deputy Managing Editor of MIROnline, Peter J Coles hosts a panel discussion on writing ‘climate’ with acclaimed authors Jean McNeil and Richard Hamblyn in which they discuss what it means […]
January 23, 2019

Deirdre Shanahan discusses her debut novel

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

January Reads

A diverse selection to kick off the new year – there really should be something for everyone. We hope you enjoy them. James