New Writing 14, May Update

New Writing 14This month New Writing, an annual anthology of new literature in English from the U.K. and the Commonwealth, focuses on the theme of Close Encounters and features work from Eoghan Walls, Michel Faber and Chris Womersley.

The pieces of writing included in this section are eerie, haunting and disturbing, preying on the idea of the unknown.

Eoghan Walls’s stunning poem, “The Naming of the Rat”, lyrically places the notion of rats within a historical context and explores why they were put on earth.

A hard-core drinker has to come to terms with something lurking in his shed in Chris Wormersley’s thrilling story, “The Shed”.

During a period of homelessness and living on the streets of London, Michel Faber reaches a pivotal moment which is to have influence over him for the rest of his life as outlined in “Me and Dave and Mount Olympus”.

New Writing is subsidised and administered by the British Council and published by Granta


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