We are very pleased to confirm our distinguished keynote speakers for this year’s ENSFR Conference, Manchester University 23-25th October 2023.
Jon McGregor, short-fiction writer and novelist, author of This Isn’t The Sort of Thing That Happens to Some One Like You (Bloomsbury 2012)
Paul March-Russell, author of The Short Story: An Introduction (EUP 2009)
Maria Christou , author of Eating Otherwise: The Philosophy of Food in Twentieth Century Literature (CUP, 2017)
Livi Michael and Sonya Moor, fiction-writers and co-presenters of the Small Pleasures podcast.
In today’s world, there is ample evidence of the return of borders worldwide; as a material reality, as a concept, and as a way of thinking. Edited by Barbara Korte and Laura Lojo-Rodriguez, Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story focuses on the ways in which the contemporary British short story mirrors, questions and engages with border issues in national and individual life. It discusses the work of wide range writers including Zadie Smith, Anne Enright, Kamila Shamsie, Valda Jackson, Andrea Levy, Sarah Hall, Hanif Kureishi, China Mieville, Daisy Johnson, Jon McGregor and Helen Simpson, and includes a chapter in which Pete Kalu reflects on his own practice as a Black British writer.