Quite possibly our favourite literary rebel, Hunter S Thompson was renowned for living life to the fullest, helped somewhat by some, ahem, familiar substances. He died back in 2006 but today, July 18th, would been his 77th birthday. We imagine he’d have been spending it doing something too NSFW for us to describe on here… To celebrate him and his work, we’ve assembled our 25 favourite pieces of Thompson wisdom. Let us know if we missed off your favourite at the bottom. _______________________________________________________
This voyeuristic, strange, helpless feeling to sift through news of #Gaza, watch people’s lives torn apart and move on with your day. You can’t ignore, but you can’t ingest it all either. What does one do with that?
All about Skin features twenty-seven stories by women writers of color whose short fiction has earned them a range of honors, including John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Flannery O’Connor Award, and inclusion in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry anthologies. The prose in this multicultural anthology addresses such themes as racial prejudice, media portrayal of beauty, and family relationships and spans genres from the comic and the surreal to startling realism. It demonstrates the power and range of some of the most exciting women writing short fiction today.