Vinyl album covers

One vaguely literary thing I have been enjoying recently is… music. But in particular: vinyl album covers. Before I went to university twelve years ago, I took all the CDs I have ever owned out of their cases (leaving the booklets in the case behind, neatly...

Freeman’s issue 1

“A new literary magazine from ex-Granta editor John Freeman, containing new work from (amongst others) Haruki Murakami, Lydia Davis, Louise Erdrich, Dave Eggers. It’s an unpretentious, vibrant joy from start to finish. Seek it out.” —...

Between the Woods and the Water

“Just now I’m walking across Europe. It’s the 1930s and I’m in Hungary, in the company of Patrick Leigh Fermor. “At 18, and after being expelled from school, he decided—as you do—to walk from The Netherlands to Istanbul. Between the Woods and the Water is...

Poetry magazine

“I usually love the translation issues of Poetry magazine, but the March 2012 issue really knocked my socks off. It has some great versions of Gottfried Benn translated by Michael Hofman, an excellent feature on Marina Tsvetaeva, and Geofrrey Brock’s...

Far Off Places podcast

“One of the few literary podcasts I regularly listen to, Far Off Places features readings of quality short stories and poetry alongside news from the Edinburgh-based literary magazine of the same name. It never outstays its welcome.” —...