Nicole Flattery: her style is bold and bracing and has no bones about it

“At seventy, after suffering several disappointments, the first being my mother, the second being me, my father died.” The opening line of Nicole Flat(...)

Kristen Roupenian  stories offer abrasive, painfully aware accounts of relationships in turmoil.

In December 2017, Kristen Roupenian’s story Cat Person went viral after publication in the New Yorker. The 4,000-word story about lousy heterosexual s(...)

Cat Person author and short story writer Kristen Roupenian. Photograph:  Urszula Soltys

Kristen Roupenian’s short story Cat Person was published by the New Yorker in December 2017 and, to the author’s best recollection, it went up online (...)

“In the UK, it’s hard to make a case that there’s a popular love of the short story,” says publisher Ashley Stokes

Ashley Stokes is a founding editor of Unthank Books and their Unthology series – a periodic anthology of short fiction from new and established writer(...)

Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst and the former editor of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire: “There’s nothing empowering about being blackout drunk. Who wants to wake up the next morning in bed unable to remember what you did?” Photograph: Bryan Derballa/New York Times

I’ve noticed a weird pattern, in fiction and life, about sexual encounters: women decide they’re not attracted to a guy they’re nestling with. Limeren(...)