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To be a man—was it always thus? States of Man: out 30 Sept & our cake is ready

These wonderful new stories by Gareth Cadwallader, published to early critical acclaim are darkly funny, melancholic, generous, mildly exasperated and elegantly wrought; above all as the sum of their parts, they satisfy WriteSideLeft’s favourite exhaustive definition of irony: A multiplicity of points of view. Yes, that multiplicity requires we hear or read , we spot Read more about To be a man—was it always thus? States of Man: out 30 Sept & our cake is ready[…]

Published at midnight: A Role for Artist in Troubled Times

Published at midnight, worldwide in all formats: A Role for Artists in Troubled Times. A timely contribution to the debate about the sincere purpose and practice of art when we urgently need to get things right. A beautifully illustrated collection of essays by an award-winning photographer. Partly autobiographical, it starts with multidisciplinary stories of pictures Read more about Published at midnight: A Role for Artist in Troubled Times[…]

A Forgettable Man: coming soon

  Writesideleft is delighted to have the opportunity to take under its umbrella the exquisite psychological thriller, A Forgettable Man, by award-winning filmmaker, photographer, writer & man of conscience, Robert Golden – we’ll be reprinting it & relaunching it in all formats worldwide imminently

Audiobooks & The Male

Here’s an extract of an interesting article in the press today that both affirms audiobook user habits gender-specifically and Writesideleft’s choice of a male narrator, specifically. ©Matthew Moore, The Times ( 9th April 2018) “Encouraging young men to read books for pleasure has long been a challenge for publishers. The solution, it seems, is to allow Read more about Audiobooks & The Male[…]

Lists, Big Ideas, Small Places

We all do lists. Agendas. Hierarchies. Humans. Subsets, like writers, artists, wistful thinkers. Memoranda for survival: diaries, shopping lists…to-do lists. And often with attributed $£€ signs. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, James, Waugh, EM Forster, Woolf, Marx (he seemed to think the imagination couldn’t exist without lucre), FS Fitzgerald, Martin Amis forwards […] They’re very convenient. And Read more about Lists, Big Ideas, Small Places[…]

Stories 2018: a collaboration with citizens of everywhere

In progress: our first genre-busting collection of short stories, a risky challenging experiment: we’ve asked young, older, mature and raw writers of any background, origin, orientation or belief to contribute a story (not necessarily conventionally told) that examines the sometimes unintended consequences of our attempts to connect with other human beings, whether loved ones or strangers. An Read more about Stories 2018: a collaboration with citizens of everywhere[…]