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Vol.8 No.3 Sept 2014

Sophie Cook lives in rural Lincolnshire. She is currently working on her first novel, and a collection of short stories.

Belinda Cooke has published Resting Place (Flarestack, 2008), Paths of the Beggarwoman: Selected Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Worple Press, 2008) and, in collaboration with Richard McKane, Flags by Boris Poplavsky (Shearsman, 2009).

Andrew Crumey’s most recent novel, The Secret Knowledge (Dedalus), was reviewed in the September 2013 WR.

Cliff Forshaw’s most recent collection, Vandemonian (Arc, 2013), was reviewed in WR December 2013. A new collection, Pilgrim Tongues, is due from Wrecking Ball Press shortly.

John Gohorry’s latest collection of poems, Adagios on Ré, was published earlier this year by Lapwing Press. The Age of Saturn is due from Shoestring Press in 2015.

John Goodby is the author of The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall (Liverpool University Press, 2013) and has edited a new centenary edition of the complete poems of Dylan Thomas (due this October from Orion). His most recent poetry collections are Illennium (Shearsman, 2010) and A True Prize (Cinnamon, 2011). He teaches at Swansea University.

Robert Graham is Principal Lecturer in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. His latest collection of short stories, When You Were A Mod, I Was A Rocker, is published by Like This Press.

Helen Grant recently completed her degree in Creative Writing and Psychology at Bath Spa University.

John Greening’s latest collections, To the War Poets (Carcanet) and Knot (Worple), were reviewed in the March WR. He is currently editing an edition of Edmund Blunden for OUP.

Lynne Hjelmgaard’s most recent book, The Ring, was published by Shearsman in 2011. A new collection, A Boat Called Annalise, written out of the experience of crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat with her husband, will be published by Seren in 2015.

W. D. Jackson has lived in Munich since 1972. Then and Now—Words in the Dark and From Now to Then are published by Menard Press and Boccaccio in Florence and Other Poems by Shearsman. A Giotto Triptych came out earlier this year from Shoestring Press. The full ‘Case Studies’ sequence (xxi sections in all) will appear shortly in Afterwords, due later this autumn from Shoestring.

John Levett has published four collections of poetry. A new book, The Nick of Time, is due from Shoestring later this year.

Toby Litt’s ‘The Sandy’ was commissioned by Jeremy Osborne for Sweet Talk Productions as part of the Radio 4 ‘Where Were You…’ series, and broadcast on 30 September 2012, read by Ryan McCluskey. His book publications, from Adventures in Capitalism to King Death, have appeared in alphabetical order; Life-Like is published by Seagull this autumn, and he is currently working on M. His story ‘John & John’ won the Manchester Fiction Prize.

Rowena Macdonald’s debut collection of stories, Smoked Meat (Flambard), was shortlisted for the 2012 Edge Hill Prize and reviewed in WR September 2012. She has won a number of prizes for her stories, and was runner-up in the Royal Society of Literature’s V. S. Pritchett Prize in 2013.

Alan Mahar was publishing director of Tindal Street Press from 1997 to 2012; he also founded the Tindal Street Fiction Group in 1983. He is the author of the novels Flight Patterns (Gollancz, 1999) and After the Man Before (Methuen, 2002).

Anita Mason’s novel about the conquest of Mexico, The Right Hand of the Sun, was published by John Murray (2008). An extract from Chuichui, a novel-in-progress about Haiti, appeared in WR September 2012.

Chris Miller is a widely published translator and critic. A co-founder of the Oxford Amnesty Lectures, he edited and introduced The Dissident Word (OAL, 1995) and ‘The War on Terror’ (OAL, 2006). He is the author of a study of the art of Roger Wagner, Forms of Transcendence (Piquant Editions, 2009).

Gregory O’Brien is a writer and visual artist based in Wellington. His most recent collections of poetry are Beauties of the Octagonal Pool (Auckland University Press, 2012) and Citizen of Santiago (Trapeze, 2013).

William Palmer is the author of six novels, the latest of which, The Devil is White (Jonathan Cape), was reviewed in WR June 2013. His new chapbook of poems, The Paradise Commissionaire, was reviewed in this June’s WR.

Simon Rae’s third children’s novel, Medusa’s Butterfly, has just been published by Corgi Yearling (an imprint of Random House Children’s Books).

Tony Roberts has recently edited a collection of essays, Poetry in the Blood, for Shoestring Press which, with his fourth collection of poems, Drawndark, is to be published shortly.

John Saul has published four collections of short fiction, most recently Call It Tender (Salt, 2007) and even the butterfly must endure the storm (Hopscotch, 2013).

Barry Sheils is Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin.

Gerard Smyth’s seventh collection, The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press), was published in 2010. He is co-editor of If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus), which was Dublin’s One City One Book this year. He is a member of Aosdána and Poetry Editor of The Irish Times.

Louise Stern’s collection of stories, Chattering (Granta, 2010), and her novel Ismael and His Sisters (due early next year, also from Granta) both draw extensively on her experience of deafness and deaf communities. Currently based in London, she grew up in California and has spent long periods in Mexico.

Maria Taylor’s first collection, Melanchrini (2013), was published by Nine Arches Press and shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. She is reviews editor for Under the Radar magazine.

Julie Walsh is a Global Research Fellow at the University of Warwick.