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Top Reads of 2016: Dustin Illingworth published 22/12/2016

I spent 2016 writing (well, rewriting) a novel—a grueling, often dispiriting process. The books on this list, then, were not merely brilliant reading experiences, but rather something like lifelines, mantras, affirmations. I carried them to restaurants and bars, I read them on planes, I kept them at my desk as if mere proximity might convey […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Mark de Silva published

Yuri Herrera’s novels seem to me not merely good or even very good, but something much more rare: consequential. Signs Preceding the End of the World (2015) and The Transmigration of Bodies (2016) are metaphysical noir exhibiting intense allegorical compression—both come in around 100 pages—while remaining convincingly grounded in the borderlands of this world. These […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Andrew Gallix published 18/12/2016

  My book of the year was Claire-Louise Bennett’s Pond, which, technically, came out in 2015, but has haunted me ever since first reading it. This is where the future of fiction in English is being written. Joanna Walsh is also pushing back boundaries in both fiction (Vertigo) and nonfiction (Hotel). With Hot Milk, Deborah Levy produced […]

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Top 5 reads of 2016: Fernando Sdrigotti published 16/12/2016

Mário de Andrade (E. A. Goodland, trans), Macunaíma A beautiful Brazilian modernist novel in an incredibly well-achieved translation into English. This books exudes fantasy, colours, smells (and ants), without ever losing the sense of being part of a universal cultural history. The perfect antidote to the essentialism of magical realism. Don DeLillo, White Noise Funny […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Tristan Foster published 15/12/2016

2016 has been hell but I don’t need to tell you that. I don’t need to tell you reading has been hard – everything has been hard: pulling your socks up in hell is difficult. And it’s not like social media or TV shows have had my attention instead. Twitter is my only social medium […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Steven J. Fowler published 13/12/2016

Vladimir Mayakovsky, Volodya: Selected Works, edited by Rosy Patience Carrick (Enitharmon Press) I’ve been reading Mayakovsky my whole poetry life, which isn’t that long, but he’s always been important to me, but this volume, well I suppose it did what it was supposed to do – crystallise, refocus, intensify appreciation. It blew me away. I read […]

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3:AM Sounds published 14/11/2016

We are simultaneously proud and happy to announce that, despite some past emails to the contrary, 3:AM is now in the market for submissions related to ‘music’ (usual provisos apply).  Sorry about those.

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People Show published 12/11/2016

1 – 3 DECEMBER 2016 50TH YEAR PEOPLE SHOW Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB T 020 7650 2350 To mark their 50th anniversary, People Show will be taking over Toynbee Studios for 3 days for a landmark celebration including live performances, films, music, talks and a retrospective exhibition featuring previously unseen material from […]

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Jean-Luc Nancy at four by three magazine published 22/10/2016

LISTENING TO PHILOSOPHY, SILENCE & SELF FOUR BY THREE MAGAZINE in conversation with Jean-Luc Nancy What would it mean for philosophy to listen? What does silence or the self sound like? French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy talks to four by three magazine about the responsibility of philosophy, his approach to the arts, the noise of being […]

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A Place Free of Judgement published 20/10/2016

On 29 October 2016, over the course of nine hours, teenagers in Worcester, Telford and Cannock will be taking control of their local libraries, and performing live to a worldwide audience. Through a unique project supported by Arts Connect and ASCEL West Midlands, the group have been working with award-winning artists Blast Theory and author […]

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