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january-february

Short Fiction
Louise Erdrich:
Naked Woman Playing Chopin

G.K. Wuori:
You’re Stanley Now

Julie Orringer:
Care

Novel Extract
Richard Manchester Potter:
Digui Digui

Picks from Back Issues
Alicia Erian:
When Animals Attack

Sahayl Saadi: Bandanna
Quiz
Graham Greene
answers to Children’s Lit Quiz
Book Reviews
High Life
by Matthew Stokoe

The Dutch Wife
by Eric McCormack

Desert Burial
by Brian Littlefair
march - april  

Short Fiction
Alexei Sayle: Barcelona Plates
Laura Hird: The Happening
Barbara Lefcowitz: Medea, The Girl from Albania, The Walking Tree
Picks from Back Issues
Des Dillon: The Blue Hen
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez: Buried in Shit
Stars and Losers
Essay
Gretchen McCullough: March 2003: Letter from Cairo
Article
Sue Thomas: Spivak
Interview
Laura Hird
Quiz
All About Books
Answers to last issue’s Graham Greene quiz
Book Reviews
Adios, Muchachos
by Daniel Chavarría

Strictly Casual: Fiction by Women on Love, edited
by Amy Prior

Special Links
writers speak out on the issue of war

may - june

Short Fiction
Iain Bahlaj
Sugar

Tilt (novel extract)
Ron Butlin
Vivaldi, The Jumping Cardinal, God, Clint and The Number Three

Greg Chandler
Bee’s Tree

Abelardo Castillo
Ernesto’s Mother

Girl from Somewhere Else
Picks from Back Issues
Anne Donovan
Hieroglyphics

Steven Rinehart
Burning Luv

Essay
Gretchen McCullough
May 2003: Letter from Cairo

Quiz
Literature-to-Film
Answers to last issue’s quiz,
All About Books

Book Reviews
Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood

Tilt
by Iain Bahlaj

Shoedog
by George P. Pelecanos

Harry and Ida Swop Teeth
by Stephen Jones

july - august

Short Fiction
Emily Carter: WLUV
Anne Donovan:
Anne Marie

Todd Shaddox
The Hidden Art of Scatology

J. Michael Slama: Volatile
Picks from Back Issues
Nicholas Royle: Trussed
Helen Simpson: Wurstigkeit
Interview
Anne Donovan
Quiz
Literature-to-Film - the sequel
answers to last issue’s Literature-to-Film
Book Reviews
Buddha Da
by Anne Donovan

Glory Goes and Gets Some
by Emily Carter

Random Family
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Nineteen Eighty
by David Peace

Six Easy Pieces
by Walter Mosley

Dummyland
by Steve Aylett
september-october

Short Fiction
Ron Butlin
The Mighty Handful Versus the Rest of the World

Alicia Gifford
Surviving Darwin

Ryland W. Greene
What D’ya Know

Sarah Strickley
Annie Has a Thing,
Makes Her Crazy
Richard Ailes
The Bounce

picks from back issues
Anthony Bourdain
Bobby at Work
Bill Broady
In This Block
There Lives a Slag...

Quiz
Book Titles
answers to last issue’s
Literature-to-film - the Sequel

Book Reviews
Night Visits
by Ron Butlin

Loot and Other Stories
y Nadine Gordimer

Love Me
by Garrison Keillor

Tiny Ladies
by Adam Klein

Fear Itself
by Walter Mosley
november-december

Short Fiction
Jesse Shepard
First Day She’d Never See

Heather Imani
Martini

Nick Antosca
Where You Can’t Go Again

Marc DuBois
Match End
H.A. Fleming
Who I Was Supposed To Be

 picks from back issues
Irvine Welsh
A Fault on the Line

Pinckney Benedict
Dog

Essay
Josh Capps
Pa Don’s Troops

Quiz
18th-Century English Literature
Answers to last issue’s Book Titles

Readers' Poll
Vote for the best and worst of 2003
Book Reviews
Timoleon Vieta Come Home
by Dan Rhodes

The Last Summer of Reason
and The Watchers
by Tahar Djaout

Kids’ Stuff
by Henry Sutton

The Long Haul
by Amanda Stern

Back Around the Houses
by Amanda Boulter

Bliss Street
by Ken Kenway

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january-february

Short Fiction
Steven Rinehart
Burning Luv

Lawrence Schimel
Water Taxi

Brian McCabe
Relief

Marshall Moore
Sunset Over Brittany

Pick from back issues
Charles D'Ambrosio
Her Real Name

Interview
James Kelman
Quiz
Joyce Carol Oates
Book Reviews
The Burning Mirror
Suhayl Saadi

His Tongue
Lawrence Schimel

Hieroglyphics
Anne Donovan

A Date with My Wife
Brian McCabe

Ghost of a Flea
James Sallis

My Little Blue Dress
Bruno Maddox

march - april  

Short Fiction
Michel Faber
Some Rain Must Fall

Jackie Kay
Physics and Chemistry

Mark Winegardner
Halftime

Jean Harfenist
Pixie Dust

Pick from back issues
Thomas Glave
Whose Song?

Interview
Michel Faber
Quiz
Joyce Carol Oates:
The answers

Book Reviews
Pandora’s Handbag: Adventures in the Book World
by Elizabeth Young

Only an Alligator
by Steve Aylett

The Death of Sweet Mister
by Daniel Woodrell

The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
by Chip Kidd

see

Editors' World Book Day Recommendations

may - june

Short Fiction
James Sallis Autumn Leaves
Marian Keyes Soulmates
Dennis Cooper My Loose Thread (excerpt)
Picks from back issues
Jason Starr Bianca's Wallet
Scott Heim In Awe (excerpt)
Nick Hornby
Quiz
Cormac McCarthy
Sneak preview
Dennis Cooper
My Loose Thread

july - august

Short Fiction
Laura Hird
Of Cats and Women

Rusty Haight
Strange Things Afoot at The Piggly Wiggly

John Michael Cummings
Visiting My Dead Friend

Enrique Ferrari
Half an Hour

Pick from back issues
George Saunders
Sea Oak

Juan Goytisolo
Khaa and Ghayn

Quiz
Barcelona
Cormac McCarthy Quiz - Answers

Book Reviews
Raul Nuñez
The Lonely Hearts Club

Mary Woronov Niagara
Jason Starr
Hard Feelings

Sam Bain
Yours Truly, Pierre Stone

See also
TBR's recommended
summer reading 2002

september-october

Short Fiction
Adam Haslett
The Beginnings of Grief

Kate Atkinson
Inner Balance

Todd Sandvik
The Note

Novel extract
Stuart David
Nalda Said

P
ick from back issues
Frederick
Barthelme

Driver

Carole Maso
Rupture, Verge, and Precipice

Precipice, Verge, and Hurt Not

Interview
Stuart David
Quiz
Raymond Carver
Barcelona: The Answers

Book Reviews
You Are Not a Stranger Here
by Adam Haslett

After the Quake  
by Haruki Murakami

Ride The Pink Horse
by Dorothy B. Hughes

november-december

Short Fiction
Adam Johnson
Trauma Plate

Pedro deJesús
The Letter

Steve Aylett
Never Talk to Strangers

Picks from Back Issues
Deirdre Heddon
Still Life

Mark Anthony Jarman
Cougar
Quiz
Children's Literature
Raymond Carver - Answers
Book Reviews
Desirable
Daughters

by Bharati Mukherjee

From Blue To Black
by Joel Lane

The Blue Mask
by Joel Lane
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january-february

Short Fiction
Frederick Barthelme
Driver

Helen Simpson
Wurstigkeit

Frank Huyler
two stories
:
The Unknown Assailant
Speaking in Tongues

John Aber
Massage

from Spanish:
Juan Goytisolo
two stories
:
Khaa
Ghayn

Picks from Back Issues
Matthew Tree
Summer of Love

Poetry
Tim Turnbull
seven poems

including two audio readings
from Catalan:
Antoni Clapés
Hair's Breadth

Quiz
George Orwell
Answers to last issue's Gothic/Horror Quiz
Book Reviews
Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation
by Jeffrey Meyers

The Law of Averages
by Frederick Barthelme

march - april  

Short Fiction
Alasdair Gray
Big Pockets
With Buttoned Flaps
Thomas Glave
Whose Song?

Mark Anthony Jarman
Cougar

Ryland Greene
The Compatibility Factor

Jai Clare
Ramblista

Picks from Back Issues
Matt Marinovich:
Slide Show
new Flash version

Robert Antoni
How Iguana Got Her Wrinkles
(includes link to French translation)

Article
M.G. Smout
The Book, The writer,
His Tools and the Future of Publishing

Quiz
Ernest Hemingway
Answers to last issue's
George Orwell
Quiz
Book Reviews
Mark Anthony Jarman
19 Knives (short stories)

Frank Huyler
The Blood of Strangers: Stories From Emergency Medicine
Chris Adrian
Gob’s Grief

Stuart David
The Peacock Manifesto
Martin James
Moby: Replay – His Life and Times
may - june

Short Fiction
James Ellroy
excerpt from
The Cold Six Thousand

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
translated by Natasha Wimmer
Buried in Shit

Stars and Losers
Terry DeHart
About Half-Crazy

Heather Fowler
If King Hammurabi

Picks from Back Issues
James Meek
Two Stories

Alicia Erian
When Animals Attack

Profile
Lunch and Tea with James Ellroy

Quiz
James Ellroy Quiz
Answers to last issue's Hemingway Quiz
Book Reviews
The Cold Six Thousand James Ellroy
Dirty Havana Trilogy Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
In This Block There Lives a Slag... Bill Broady
The Yokota Officers Club Sara Bird
july - august

Short Fiction
Bill Broady
In This Block
There Lives A Slag...

Pinckney Benedict
Rescuing Moon

Atima Srivastava
Dragons in E8

Joan Wilking
A Long View

Mercedes Abad
As I Fall

Pick from Back Issues
Anne Donovan Hieroglyphics
Interview
Michael Ondaatje
meets his translators

Quiz
James Baldwin Quiz
Answers to last issue's James Ellroy Quiz
Book Reviews
Rufus Goodwin
Soul Street
Chris Sheerin
Chasing Shadows
Abdulrazak Gurnah
By The Sea
september-october

Short Fiction
Des Dillon
The Blue Hen

John Aber
City of Sperm

Jim Ruland
Kessler Has No Lucky Pants

Daniel Gascón
The Conference

Picks from Back Issues
Steve Lattimore 
Seperate States

Alden Jones
Shelter

Quiz
Virginia Woolf Quiz
Answers to last issue's
James Baldwin Quiz

Book Reviews
Middle Age: A Romance
Joyce Carol Oates

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Crooked River Burning
Mark Winegardner

Whiskers On Pine
Larry Hand
november-december

Short Fiction
Suhayl Saadi
Bandanna

James Carlos Blake
La Vida Loca

Patricia Duncker
Death Before Dishonour

Chris Reid
Scorin' for Ireland

Karen Seashore
Harvest

Picks from Back Issues
Dorothy Speak
The View from Here

Javier Marías
Fewer Scruples

Articles
Review of em three
Film Festival of Catalunya:
Japanese anime

Quiz
Joyce Carol Oates
Answers to
Virginia Woolf Quiz

Book Reviews
The Sweetest Dream
by Doris Lessing

Shamanspace
by Steve Aylett

Translated Accounts
by James Kelman
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january-february

Short Fiction
Juan Abreu
Tendernesschip
Guillaume Dustan
Serge the Beauty
& Rendezvous
Len Kruger
Hotline
Norman Lock
In the Time of the
Comet
Richard Peabody
Essence of Mitchum

Poetry
John Giorno
Three Poems

Article
A Year in Barcelona
January & February
Quiz
Federico García Lorca
Answers to last
issue's Samuel
Beckett quiz

Book Reviews
Lorca:
A Dream of Life

Leslie Stainton
Music For Torching
A.M. Homes

Babel:
new writing;
introduced by

Andrew Motion
march - april  

Short Fiction
Rachel Resnick
The Meat-Eaters of Marrakesh

Josh Wardrip
Death in the Third Person

Alden Jones
Shelter

Matthew Tree Summer of Love
Marjorie Kanter Delgado
The Skirt

Interview
Matthew Tree
Article
March and April in Barcelona
Quiz
Jorge Luis Borges
Answers to Federico García Lorca quiz
Book Reviews
Apostolos Doxiadis Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture E.L. Doctorow
City of God
Sheri Holman
The Dress Lodger


may - june

Short Fiction
Jess Mowry 
One Way

Richard Weems Curbside Mailboxes
Adam Blackwell
The Louis Agency

Deirdre Maultsaid Puppy Dogs' Tails
from the Spanish
Javier Calvo
Ned Flanders

Pick from back issues
Laura Hird Routes
Poetry
Dolors Miquel Two Poems
Quiz
William Faulkner

Answers to Jorge Luis Borges Quiz

Article
May and June in Barcelona

Book Reviews
George Saunders
Pastoralia

Rachel Resnick
Go West, Young F*cked Up Chick

Joyce Carol Oates
Blonde

Sparkle Hayter
The Chelsea Girl Murders

Charles Baxter
The Feast of Love

< Fred G. Leebron
Six Figures


july - august

Short Fiction
Two stories by
James Meek:
These Lovers

and
And the Days Grow Shorter

Lynn Coady:
Jesus Christ, Murdeena

David Ewen:
God's Breath

Patricia Anthony:
Owl Says

Abel Diaz:
Comfortable

Pick from back issues
Juan Abreu:
Threshold

Essay
Barbara F. Lefcowitz:
Rope, Pockets, The Bidet

Interview
Patricia Anthony: Worlds at War
by Sara Martin
Quiz
Toni Morrison
Answers to last issue's
William Faulkner Quiz

Article
July and August
in Barcelona

Book Reviews
The Keepers of the Truth
Michael Collins

The Book of Revelation Rupert Thomson
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
Tom Robbins

Under the Skin
Michael Faber

Born Free
Laura Hird

Canteen Culture
Ike Eze-anyika

Afraid to Death
Marc Behm
september-october

Short Fiction
George Saunders
Sea Oak

Anthony Bourdain
Bobby At Work

Robert Antoni
How Iguana Got her Wrinkles...

Anne Donovan
Hieroglyphics

Yvonne Vera
excerpt from Butterfly Burning

Clayton Hansen
A Box For The
Sand Country

from the Spanish
Nuria Amat
excerpt from Intimacy

Essays
Carole Maso
Rupture, Verge, and Precipice
Precipice, Verge, and Hurt Not

Lawrence Norfolk
Being Translated,
or the Virgin Mary's Hair

+
Translators' Replies to Norfolk

Poetry
John Ashbery
3 Poems

Jonathan Monroe
3 Poems

Interview
Carole Maso
Quiz
Harry Crews
Answers to last issue's
Toni Morrison Quiz

Book Reviews
Three by Carole Maso
The Room Lit by Roses
·
Break Every Rule
·
Defiance
Barbara Jones
Moonlight Bowl Manifesto
Stephen Jones The Bad Book 
Stuart David Nalda Said
Wang Shuo
Please Don’t Call Me Human
Anthony Bourdain
Kitchen Confidentia
l
november-december

Short Fiction
Steve Aylett
Atom and Drowner

Charles D'Ambrosio
Her Real Name

Alicia Erian
When Animals Attack

Jim Grimsley
Boulevard

Matt Leibel
Columbus Day

Anthony Neil Smith
Everyone Grieves in a Unique Way

Paul A.Toth
Psychologically Ultimate Seashore

Quiz
Gothic/Horror Fiction Quiz
Answers to last issue's
Harry Crews Quiz

Book Reviews
Bodega Dreams:
Ernesto Quiñonez

Atom:
Steve Aylett
Men on Men 2000:
ed. David Bergman
& Karl Woelz

Hell’s Angel:
Sonny Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman

The Second Coming:
The Passion of Joe Panther 

Andrew Masterson

Killing Time:
Caleb Carr

Milk, Sulphate
and Alby Starvation:

Martin Millar
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january-february

Short Fiction
Dorothy Speak
The View From Here

Steve Lattimore
Separate States

Graham Dickson
Too Scared to Fly

Ken Tesoriere
Next Time

Greg Farnum
Two Poems

interview
Dorothy Speak

Book Reviews
Roger Fishbite
by Emily Prager

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture
by Apostolos Doxiadis

Magpie
by Jill Dawson

Lies Within
by Michael Largo

The Jealous God
by Syneca

Down on Ponce
by Fred Willard

Dead Birds
and Alive and Kicking
by John Milne

The Dogs of Winter
by Kem Nunn

Box Nine
by Jack O’Conne
r
march - april  

Short Fiction
Michael Knight
The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes
David Alexander
Tracing the Light of the Sun in an Empty Room Through an Open Window (A Prose Raga)
Juan Abreu
Threshold (original title: Umbral)
Mary Warren
Bruce Lee and Me
Marcia Morgado
Marble (original title: Mármol)

Poetry
Tim Turnbull
Raw Horse
With the Breakdown...
Popular Culture
Tim Turnbull's Poetry Quiz

Article
Barcelona: A year in the life of...
(updated)
M.G. Smout
Book Reviews
Blind Items by Matthew Rettenmund
Stickleback
by John McCabe
The Last Days
by Andrew Masterson
Incubus
by Anne Arensberg
Toyer
by Gardener Mckay
may - june

Short Fiction
Felipe Alfau
From Locos:
Prologue
Identity
Nuria Amat
Summer House
Carlos Gardini
Africa on the Horizon
Frank Thomas Smith
Knock on Wood
Lee Klein
Scar
Poetry
Virgil Suarez
-Garabato
-Lolo
-Lazarito &  The
  Habanero Chilis 

-Leo

Interview
Nuria Amat
retrospective
Felipe Alfau
  
Intro
   The Novels
   The Man
   Bibliography
  
by Jill Adams

Book Reviews
Vera (Mrs.Vladimir Nabokov): A Biography
Stacy Schiff

Locas
Yxta Maya Murray

Gardens in the Dunes
Leslie Marmon Silko

Tomato Red
Daniel Woodrell
The Ultimate Rush
Joe Quirk

Bluebottle
James Sallis
july - august

Short Fiction
G.K. Wuori
Two Stories
  Murder
  Madness
Matt Marinovich
Slide Show
Jason DeBoer
Here Swims a Most Majestic Vision
Donna Lee
My Father...The Train
Roger Aplon
When Interviewing Characters
Poetry
Steve Aylett
two poems

Essay
Grooves, Camouflage, and the Conspiracy of Whiteness
by Barbara F. Lefcowitz

Interview
Magnus Mills
by Marcia Morgado

Book Reviews

Nude in Tub
by G.K. Wuori

Gardens in the Dunes
by Leslie Marmon Silko

The Sacred Willow
by Duong Van Mai Elliott
(non fiction)
Lie in the Dark
by Dan Fesperman

CrowHeart
by John Gist

september-october

Short Fiction
Steve Aylett
The Waffle Code

Kristin Kenway
William the Killer
Marcy Dermansky
Perfect

Margarita Saona
Against the Door
poetry speciaL
Round-table discussion
with six Catalan poets

by Amanda Schoenberg
Interview:
Dolors Miquel

by Amanda Schoenberg
Poems in English:
Antoni Clapés
Enric Casassas
Visual Poetry:
Xavier Canals
index for audio versions of poems

Interview
Ernesto Mestre
by Marcia Morgado

Quiz
Vladimir Nabokov
Book Reviews
The Sea Came in at Midnight
by Steve Erickson
Toxicology and Slaughtermatic
by Steve Aylett

november-december

Short Fiction
Ian Wild
The Woman Who Swallowed The Book of Kells

Gotzy
Gotzy's Story

Greg Chandler  
The Ghost of Sharon Tate

Alice Mullen  
Glo-bug

Javier Marías
Fewer Scruples

Essay
Barbara Lefcowitz Swans, Tricksters, The Letter 'S'

Book Reviews
When I Was Mortal

by Javier Marías
XCITÍES, New French Writing,
ed. Georgia de Chamberet
Cows
by Matthew Stokoe
The Junk Yard, Voices From an Irish Prison
ed. Marsha Hunt
From The Bering Strait: Winners of Ireland’s Fish Short Story Prize,
ed. Clem Cairns

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Poppy Z. Brite
Bertie Marshall
Rafael González
Irvine Welsh 
A.M. Homes
Ben Marcus
Jason Starr
Rosario Górriz
Enric Casassas
Nicholas Royle
Lucinda Ebersole  Agustín Cerezales  David Alexander  KenTesoriere Shakespeare Essay Shakespeare Quiz Cervantes Quiz
Douglas Coupland
Elissa Wald
David Prill
Miranda "Z"
Peter Noel

Dale Peck, Now It's Time to Say Goodbye
Sarah Waters, Tipping the Velvet
Christopher Fowler, Personal Demons
Lisa Reardon, Billy Dead
At Home With The Marquis De Sade: A Life

Christopher Fowler
Andrés Ibáñez
Jean Kusina
Interview
Essay

Alan Warner,
The Sopranos

Peabody/Ebersole/Prausniz, eds. Gargoyle #41
Elmore Leonard,
Be Cool (sneak preview)

George V. Higgens, The Agent (sneak preview)

Short Fiction
Michael Faber
Isabella Santacroce  Deirdre Heddon 
Lenny T
Ronald Koertge
Melcion Mateu
Book Reviews
Filth
by Irvine Welsh 

Some Rain Must Fall
by Michael Faber

Nothing Personal
by Jason Starr

The Vampire Armand
 by Anne Rice

I Was a Mate of Ronnie Laing
by Anne McManus

Soho Black
by Christopher Fowler
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