Growing up in Gaza, by Ahmed Masoud.

I grew up in Gaza in a crowded house, with ten people including my parents, at the heart of the Jabalia Camp. We barely had space for ourselves let alone good living conditions. My two-bed home which I shared with my eight siblings and parents was just a few bricks covered in asbestos sheets. It […]

A Writer Reading – Steven Jenkins

The first book I remember reading     Grimms Fairy Tales – an old copy, printed in about 1959. I’ve still got it. Very scary, not softened for today’s market!  The books which shaped my childhood   Jock’s Island by Elizabeth Costsworth, Hurry Home Candy by Meindert DeJong, Greatheart by Joseph Chipperfield, Storm of Dancerwood […]

A Writer Reading – Caroline Moir

The first book I remember reading I was able to read before I went to my kindergarten in the Sudan. I don’t know what books we took with us as we moved from there to England to Argentina, but the first I remember, which I found in my grandparents’ homes, were old-fashioned. One was Babar […]

INTERVIEW WITH JUDITH AMANTHIS

Interview with Judith Amanthis At the heart of Dirt Clean there is the brilliant and inventive story of a long-term quarrel between two sisters. Where did these characters and this story come from? From two places really, or even three. I’ll say straight away that my characters aren’t autobiographical. They’re a bit like that game […]

María Eugenia Bravo-Calderara comparte sus ideas de lo que busca al leer un poema.

María Eugenia Bravo-Calderara comparte sus ideas de lo que busca al leer un poema. ¿Qué busco en un poema? Cuando leo un poema yo busco encontrarme con otro ser humano, con sus ideas, experiencias, vivencias y o sus sentimientos. Espero que esta comunicación sea hecha con el vehículo de palabras que de algún modo encapsulen […]

A WRITER READING – Danielle Maisano

A Writer Reading – Danielle Maisano The first book I remember readingI have a distinct memory of being quite young and reading a Dr. Seuss book and thinking that I was cheating because I recognized the words and didn’t have to sound them out. The books which shaped my childhood Little Women was the first […]