Category Archives: Fiction

  • Selma Dabbagh and Roger Bromley

    On 28th November, the Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presents a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, will read from her recent work and will join Professor Roger Bromley in discussion. The event will take place in the Frankland Colloquium Room, Farraday Building, Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Alejandro Reyes

    Second Encounter: Alejandro Reyes’ La reina del cine Roma – A Transcultural Language of Resistance Our next stop is San Cristóbal de Las Casas in Chiapas, in the South of the country. We take an overnight bus from Mexico City and then a taxi into this beautiful colonial city with its pedestrianized centre and the raised Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Mexico City, a Metropolis of Exile

    Norma López Suárez’ War Stories So we’ve taken the plane back to Mexico City. As the plane descends – this time in daylight –, it makes it through this brownish-yellowish-orangey dome of smog that extends over the city. In the distance, the mountains; one of them is the Popocatepetl which supposedly has the shape of Continue Reading

  • Cross-Cultural Crime Fiction

    A new feature on cross-cultural crime fiction is now available on Crimeculture. An increasing amount of critical attention has been devoted to analysing crime and detective fiction within a wide variety of national contexts, and, from September, the Crimeculture website is featuring reviews of some of the many books and articles published in 2012-13. Critics Continue Reading

  • Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva Shortlisted

    Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva has been shortlisted in the 2013 Poetry Foundation Ghana Prize and longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa 2013 competition. Beverley, who is one of Lancaster’s former distance learning creative writing MA students, will visit the Department of English and Creative Writing in October, thanks to funding from the Alumni office, to Continue Reading

  • Jennifer Makumbi wins award for The Kintu Saga

    Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Kwani? Manuscript Project, a new literary prize for unpublished fiction by African writers.  Jennifer, who recently gained her PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, won the prize for The Kintu Saga, the novel she submitted for her PhD, which was supervised by Professor Graham Mort. The winners were Continue Reading

  • Nguyen Phan Que Mai

    Nguyen Phan Que Mai, a student on Lancaster’s Distance Learning MA in Creative Writing, has published her Vietnamese translation of Graham Mort’s story, “A Walk in the Snow”. It can be seen online here. Que Mai’s translation appears in “Tuoi Tre Weekend Magazine”, issue number 2, 11-1-2013. In early July 2013, Que Mai will attend Continue Reading

  • How Uganda’s female writers found their voice

    Beeatrice Lamwaka, one of the earliest Crossing Borders participants, has been featured in an Observer article, “How Uganda’s female writers found their voice,” by Elizabeth Day, 26th May 2013, recounting how “a pioneering foundation called Femwrite has helped a new generation of Ugandan women tell – or at least record – often harrowing stories of Continue Reading

  • Writing for Liberty: Aminatta Forna reads from her work

    May 15th 2013: novelist Aminatta Forna will read her own work and be featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge.  Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish heritage. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water and two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love. She Continue Reading

  • Gillian Slovo reads from her work

    South African-born novelist, playwright and memoirist Gillian Slovo will read from her work on Thursday 22nd November 2012, 5.30 pm in  LICA Event Studio A27. This event is part of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research’s Writing for Liberty series. It is presented in partnership with LitFest, and has been made possible by the generous support Continue Reading