Guest review: Raili Simojoki on harvest: issue 5

harvest: issue 5 reviewed by Raili Simojoki Harvest ’s gentle, reflective, sometimes anxious writing appeals to Gen Y romantics who, dissatisfied by the disconnected, disposable information generated by mass media, are drawn instead to the poetic, intricate, and meandering. Editor Davina Bell speaks directly to this audience in her essay ‘To my Generation of Precious … Continue reading Guest review: Raili Simojoki on harvest: issue 5

‘Obsolescence’ (an extract)

My short story 'Obsolescence' is the story representing the country of Norway (and the city of Bergen) in The Lifted Brow 6: Atlas. There are stories, songs, poems, illustrations and limericks representing every country in the world in this amazing, ambitious issue (book + 2 CDs). I'm so happy to be among contributors like Eddy Current … Continue reading ‘Obsolescence’ (an extract)

All the somebody people (a round-up of some lit stuff going on here, there, everywhere)

Here's 5th Wall's most excellent wrap-up of This is Not Art and the National Young Writers Festival. And here are some more of Estelle's awesome interviews from NYWF. Katie Jacobs' dispatches from Ubud, are being featured on Beattie's Book Blog. Bookman - I met your lovely correspondent, hopefully one day I'll meet you too! I'll blog … Continue reading All the somebody people (a round-up of some lit stuff going on here, there, everywhere)