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Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about ambition by Subramani Mani. Subramani Mani trained as a physician in India and then moved to the US to pursue graduate studies. Currently, he splits his time between his adopted and na

Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about distance by Elise Tyson. Elise Tyson is a writer and filmmaker from Naarm, Australia. Her writing has been published in The Guardian and her short film St Bernie won awards at vari

Katherine Mezzacappa is an Irish author currently living in Carrara, northern Tuscany. Her novel The Maiden of Florence is a reimagining of the life of a true woman and is publishing with Fairlight Books.   How did you start writing and what does it mean to you? Writing was something I had always meant to do but other thing

Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about new challenges by Jerri Jerreat. Jerri Jerreat’s writing, from Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory, also appears in Grist/Fix: Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction, Flyway: Journal of

Each week, we pick a short fiction piece from our Fairlight Shorts archives to feature as our story of the week. This week, we’ve chosen a story about courage by Ogunrinde Oyelola Adeola. Ogunrinde Oyelola Adeola is a journalist and writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She writes to distract herself from the political happenings in Nigeri

Anthony Ferner's latest novel Small Wars in Madrid is the 20th addition to the Fairlight Moderns collection. Read ahead to learn about Anthony's writing journey and for a small excerpt of this new Fairlight Modern. You have worked on Small Wars in Madrid for 10 years, what motivated you to keep polishing and rewriting until you got to

Clare Reddaway's debut novel Dancing in the Shallows is our 19th Fairlight Modern. This gorgeous debut follows Isla Wintergreen as she discovers more about her family and generational inheritance all connected through her family's relationship to water. Read on to learn more about Clare's writing process and to read an exclusive extract o

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing American author Jennifer Love’s biting contemporary novel Please Fear Me in September 2024. Please Fear Me is a literary novel following two young homeless girls, Smidge and Violet, on their trek through the U.S. in search of belonging. As they develop a performance which will allow