The class of 2020. Ingrid Persaud opens her reading diary. Sarah Elaine Smith lists titles. Avni Doshi explains Burnt Sugar. Fiction from Elaine Feeney. Plus Amina Cain, Patrick Freyne, An Yu, Nazanine Hozar, Niamh Campbell, Deepa Anaparra and a couple poems by Will Harris.
Wise writing advice from Lydia Davis. Nathalie Olah on Edna O'Brien. Stanley Donwood and Robert Macfarlane's wild novella. Philippe Besson on Marguerite Duras. Plus Benjamin Markovits on the slow beauty of cricket.
A warning from Extinction Rebellion. Helon Habila on the migrations of our time. Poetry from Andrew McMillan and Rachael Allen. Artwork from Jackie Morris. Plus Julian Hoffman, Stig Dagerman, and short fiction about a sentient block of wood.
New short fiction from Eley Williams, Joe Stretch and Chris Killen, plus an interview with Emilie Pine, an essay by Joanna Kavenna and a new assessment of Wide Sargasso Sea by Sara Collins. Plus new poetry from Jana Prikryl and Keisha Thompson.
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.
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.