A lock-in, a fire, a sleuthing fox: the west of Ireland by moonlight.
Disaster strikes the British seaside in a gripping new short story by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Christmas coming, a man and a woman in a lonely longbarn expecting a child, a post-apocalyptic landscape, a journey out into the tempest. An exclusive short story by Sarah Hall.
A new short story by Alexander McCall Smith.
An exclusive short story for the New Statesman by poet and author John Burnside.
I had a dream, I say.
Don’t tell me about any dream right now, you say, I can’t listen to it right now.
To open the New Statesman’s special section on summer fiction, the critically acclaimed author of Accidents in the Home offers a tale of missed connections, paradise lost and paradise regained.
A tale of temptation, disappointment and breaking free, written exclusively for the New Statesman.
New Jersey, December 1776. As the British army hunkers down for winter, a boy redcoat dreams of his mother’s soup and bed back in the village. An exclusive short story by Emma Donoghue, Booker-nominated author of Room.