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  • Brindley Hallam Dennis

    Brindley Hallam Dennis lives on the edge of England and writes short stories, many of which have been broadcast, published and performed. Some have won prizes. He writes to be read aloud, but is uncomfortable with the ‘p’ word. He began writing at school in the 1960s. Took a fifteen-year break (writer’s block), and circa 1998 resumed, writing his first short stories as Brindley Hallam Dennis. He writes in other genres (poetry, plays and essays… Read more [...]

  • Omar Sabbagh

    Omar Sabbagh is the author of Minutes from the Miracle City, publishing on 11 July 2019. Born in London, Omar now lives in Dubai, where he works as an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the American University of Dubai. Omar holds a PhD in English Literature from King’s College, University of London. Omar is widely published in both fiction and poetry. His collections of poetry, My Only Oedipal Complaint, Square Root of Read more [...]