In an iron skillet, Mama spun a white square of lard. These are the things I’ll miss when I run away, Bonifacia thought. She kept a tally of them in her mind. The smells, for example. The batter and the beer, the garlic on her fingers, the basil in the garden, her brother-in-laws’ cigarettes, the wine’s putrid sharpness, the musty basement, and the porcine wafts from the pan. Read more.
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LISA ALWARD – Cocktail Cocktail by Lisa Alward is a collection of twelve pristine stories. Set in the swinging sixties and each decade since, Cocktail reveals the schism between the lives we build up around us and our deepest hidden selves. The writing is crisp and assured, and the characters are vividly drawn as they […]
Usually I have a novel, a few poetry books, and some nonfiction around my bed. I like to move between them. The novel: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good. This is a novel about five Indigenous children who were sent to a residential school, what happens to them when they are little, and when they […]
The New Quarterly is delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award! Winner “Bruise and Shine”by Alex Kitt Runners-up “Prepper”by Meagan Callahan “Singing to the Gods”by Deepa Rajagopalan Honourable Mentions “Harold”by Daryl Bruce “Ms. P’s 5Ds”by Heather Debling “Soap”by Nedda Sarshar “Lemon Print Scarf”by Mina Sharif “Paulina”by Pamela Hensley “In the Western […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the Wild Writers Literary Festival. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.