Five Dials

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Number 50 | The Five Dials Awards

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Five Dials began just over a decade ago. From the start, we were forced to adapt. After all, if the banks were collapsing around us, what so... Read more

The Five Dials Awards

Bernardine Evaristo Anna Funder Candice Carty-Williams Robert Macfarlane Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Joe Dunthorne Olivia Laing Chris... Read more

‘Older black women, who writes about that?’

Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction and verse fiction. Her other writing includes short fiction, drama... Read more

Number 49

Poetry from Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Marlon James on how to construct a fantastical world. Comics by Gord Hill. Lara Williams on eggs. Plus Tana French, Gregory Younging, Yiyun Li, Johny Pitts, Alan Trotter and artwork by Christi Belcourt. And a recipe for tamalitos.

Number 48

Sam Byers on Autechre, new fiction from Niamh Campbell, artwork from Stanley Donwood, a treat for Scorpios from Sophie Mackintosh and an interview with Adam Phillips

Number 47

A special issue of unfurling illustrations by the artist Paul Davis. As you scroll down through the issue you’ll see ink drawings, pen drawings, paintings of volcanoes, sculpture and, thankfully, more than one flowchart. Look for a gloriously murky painting of the Thames.

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