reread Archive

Tell me a Riddle

Confession: I had never heard of Tillie Olsen until I bumped into a short story competition with her name attached. Some google followed, in which I found this short story “I stand here ironing”  http://producer.csi.edu/cdraney/2011/278/resources/olsen_ironing.pdf and...
We don’t know what we’re doing – Thomas Morris

We don’t know what we’re doing – Thomas Morris

Somewhere in the ancient history of 2015 this collection of short stories was published, and praised, and Mr Thomas Morris, (educated in Welsh only, as you will find noted everywhere) was asked to give his opinion on all sorts of things writing. Possibly rightly so....
Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun  (a novel)

Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (a novel)

By Sarah Ladipo Manyika 118 pages of loveliness. Why? Hard to write down in a few words: you wouldn’t initially say, but this book is different from any you’ve ever read. Not because it has a Nigerian heroine who’s living in America (think Americanah) not because...

Autumn

By Ali Smith If Autumn didn’t win the Man Booker 2017, how incredibly god must the actual winner be? Is this a novel? A novella? It’s unlike anything I read before, it’s got beautiful questions in it, breathtaking rhythm, and once in a while parts that I just don’t...