Including writing by Deborah Levy, Zoe Pilger, Juliet Jacques, Molly McCloskey, Anjum Hasan, Masha Tupitsyn, Eliza Granville, Emma Ramadan (on Anne Garréta), a Duras appreciation (Olivia Laing, Cari Luna, Susana Medina, Marina Warner and others), and Sontag's lists, with art by Melanie Amaral, and Christiana Spens.
(picture: fashions of the day by Christiana Spens)
I’m delighted to join 3:AM Magazine as fiction editor, and have just posted a call for submissions.
"It’s difficult to define submission guidelines when one of the things I’ll be looking for is something I’ve never seen. There are sensibilities I know I’ll recognise, as soon as I read them. I’m interested in work that is..."
If you'd like to submit something, please read my full guidelines here:
The Telegraph estimates that half of the books on our shelves are unread. What do we do with the books we never finish, but can't bring ourselves to bin: the books that offend us, intimidate, or bore us? What do we do with manuals of instructions for the washing machine, for the physically unfit, for the lovelorn, with the books we intend to, pretend to have read. What is caught between those unread pages?
(selfie at Shakespeare & Co's secret First Editions room)
At the Port Eliot Festival, from Friday to Sunday next week, Lauren Elkin and I will be running Library of Unread Books. If you're coming to the festival, you'll have the chance to browse, sit, read, and exchange unread books. There will be an unread confessional where you will be able to finally, anonymously confide that you have never read past page 32 of Ulysses, and have only ever glanced at the blurb of Infinte Jest. Please bring an unread, or half-read, book to the library, and you will be able to exchange it for a more (or even less) suitable volume, advised by peripatetically present writer-librarians, who will consult in the unread books open clinic over the weekend.