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Original Bliss A.L. Kennedy

Scottish author A.L. Kennedy has been making waves in Great Britain for years. Finally, readers on this side of the pond will be able to see for themselves what all the fuss is about.
 
Kafka's Curse Achmat Dangor

Achmat Dangor, an award-winning writer from South Africa, sits down for an interview and offers an excerpt from his new novel which retells an ancient Arabic legend.
 
The Man Who Tried to Save the World Bino A. Realuyo

Poet Bino A. Realuyo's novel, The Umbrella Country, is an impressive debut set in the author's hometown of Manila. Realuyo sits for an interview and offers a new poem, as well as an excerpt from the book.
 
Jack Maggs Peter Carey

Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey vividly reimagines Victorian London in his latest novel, Jack Maggs. This month's issue features an interview with Carey, as well as an excerpt from this wildly entertaining novel.
 
The Cockfighter Frank Manley

Frank Manley's debut novel is a gritty coming-of-age tale set in the rural American south that has drawn comparisons to A River Runs Through It and the writing of Flannery O'Connor. The author offers an original short story, "The Indian Way," and an excerpt from his novel.
 
Lost at Sea Patrick Dillon

Patrick Dillon's examination of the tragedy that befell two fishing vessels in the Bering Sea is an engrossing look into commercial fishing, an industry that holds the dubious honor of annually topping the most dangerous occupations list. Dillon offers an essay on his research and the writing of the book, as well as a powerful excerpt.
 
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