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The S.D. Harvey Short Story Award 2016 is now open!

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When I call Mallory Ortberg, co-founder of literary and pop culture website the Toast, she’s in the middle of walking her dog. Interviewing Ortberg feels more like talking to an old friend than conducting business. This, of course, is simply part of her charm. Read more »

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I recall fondly the many hours spent wandering up and down video shop aisles, weighing up what then felt like substantial life decisions. But as more video shops close up shop, I can’t disregard the vital role that VHS played in my burgeoning cinema literacy. Read more »

Singing for Themselves: Representations of Down syndrome in fiction

The ‘Down syndrome novel’ regularly presents characters with Down syndrome as a problem within the narrative, that the protagonist must learn to overcome – but, for whatever reason, are rarely allowed to actually tell their story. Read more »

What We’re Reading: Readings staff share their February picks

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