Gregory Baines is the Australian-based author of The Nail House, a novella released by Fairlight Books on 1 August 2019. Taking place in China, the novella focuses on Lindon, an Australian project manager, and Zhen, a Chinese real estate agent, as they meet and overcome cultural difference. Throughout the story, the image of the ‘nail
Edward Vass's debut novella, Milton in Purgatory, has been published by Fairlight Books on 1 August 2019. In this novellas we follow Milton, a 26-year-old unhappy with his job, during his last day on earth – he is hit by a car on his way to work. But this is just the beginning of his journey. Read this interview with Edward to find ou
Nial Giacomelli's debut novella, The Therapist, was published by Fairlight Books on 1 August 2019. Nial spent his childhood between England and the US before settling in Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and two children. His novella, which originated as a science-fiction short story, deals with loss and its consequences on the peo
We are thrilled to announce that Travelling in the Dark by Emma Timpany has been awarded the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize 2019. The prize was set up in 2018 with the aim of encouraging writers based in, or well-connected to, the West Country. Travelling in the Dark was published in July 2018 as part of our Fairlight Modern
William Prendiville's debut novella, Atlantic Winds, has been published on 11 July 2019 by Fairlight Books. Originally from Ireland, William and his family relocated to Canada, where this novella is also set. It follows a group of teenagers, their first loves and hardships. We've asked William a few questions about his writing and what in
Omar Sabbagh's novella Minutes from the Miracle City is published by Fairlight Books. A prolific writer of poems, essays and prose, Omar turns to the novella form for a second time. Set in Dubai, in the last days of Ramadan, this novella vividly evokes the soul of the city and its inhabitants. We've asked Omar a few questions about his p
Sarah Brody is the designer for the Prince of Mirrors paperback cover. Currently based in New York, Sarah works for Catapult and Counterpoint publishing. She previously worked for HarperCollins. How did you get into the arts and what led you to book design? I came to book design in a roundabout way. I was an English major in colle
In honour of Father's Day, we've rounded up stories that explore fatherhood in its many facets. So take a break and enjoy these Father's Day short stories. Ghazi A brave man, a real hero, leaves a mark in his child long after he is gone. So Dad, There's This Girl... Asking a father dating advice.