The Unsung Letter

  • April 19, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 14, From Terri-Jane

    I love recommending books to people, especially when those people want a book recommendation because they’re busy, “don’t have time” for reading, and need something to nudge them back into pic...

  • April 12, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 13, From Nicholas Hogg

    Today *The North Water* by Ian McGuire won the Royal Society of Literature Encore Award. If I'd sat down to write this 'Unsung Hero' piece with this knowledge I may have chosen differently – perhaps...

  • April 05, 2017 The Unsung Letter No 12, From Paul Jessup

    Before we begin, let’s take a moment to praise the small press industry, shall we? Ever since I was in teenager I’ve had a passionate love of those little publishing houses that could. Sometimes t...

  • March 29, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 11, From Laura Waddell

    *Attrib. and other stories* by Eley Williams is a curious beast. A debut short story collection from the fiction editor of 3:AM Magazine, it is well described by its description commenting on "the tri...

  • March 22, 2017 The Unsung Letter No.10, From Jen Bowden

    At school, I was never one of the cool kids. Where other girls would tackle non-uniform days with heels, tight jeans and perfectly-eyelinered scorn, I’d turn up in Reebok trainers and scruffy t-shir...

  • March 15, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 9, From Golden Hare Books

    As booksellers, reading and talking about books is our job, and with so many new and anticipated titles landing in our bookshop every day, it’s sometimes all too easy to forget books not immediately...

  • March 08, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 8, from Eley Williams

    *Mark Dunn*’s *Ella Minnow Pea: *A Novel in Letters*

  • March 01, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 7, From David J. Loehr

    I grew up in a house filled with books, raised by two English majors, one of whom taught at the college level for years. And while other children might have had fairy tales for bedtime stories, I alwa...

  • February 22, 2017 The Unsung Letter No. 6, by Alyssa Harad

    After a noisy life as a daughter, a wife, and a feminist writer, Sara Maitland discovered—gradually, and with no little surprise—that what she wanted more than anything else was solitude and silen...

  • February 15, 2017 The Unsung Letter No.5, from Sian Norris

    *Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger*