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Overview

The White Review No. 29 features interviews with poet Fanny Howe, novelist and memoirist Scholastique Mukasonga and artist Ingrid Pollard, who also provides the issue's cover. We present new fiction by Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Real Life Brandon Taylor, Ilya Leutin (tr. Anna Aslanyan) and Elizabeth O'Connor, whose story 'Woman With a White Pekingese' is the winner of the White Review Short Story Prize 2020. Emily Berry's essay 'The Secret Country of Her Mind' is a polyvocal account of agoraphobia in dialogue with photographer Jacqui Kenny; Caleb Azumah Nelson's 'On Solace' explores languages of mourning and expressions of community, while Victoria Adukwei Bulley's 'On Water' traverses global colonial history, seeking new forms of kinship as she investigates her own lineage. Poetry series are contributed by Laura Elliott, Jennifer Lee Tsai and Jack Underwood, while series of artworks are presented from Adam Pendleton and Hervé Guibert.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781916035126
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

CALEB AZUMAH NELSON is a 26-year-old
British-Ghanaian writer and photographer living in south-east London. His writing has been published in Litro. He was recently shortlisted for the Palm Photo Prize and the BBC National
Short Story Prize 2020, and won the People’s
Choice prize. His debut novel, Open Water,
is out next year.

VICTORIA ADUKWEI BULLEY is a poet,
writer and filmmaker. She is the recipient of an
Eric Gregory Award, and has held artistic residencies internationally in the US, Brazil and at the
V&A Museum in London. A Complete Works and Instituto Sacatar fellow, her pamphlet Girl B
(Akashic) forms part of the 2017 New-Generation
African Poets series. She is a doctoral student at
Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is the recipient of a Technē studentship for doctoral research in Creative Writing.

EMILY BERRY is the author of two poetry collections,
Dear Boy (2013) and Stranger, Baby (2017),
both from Faber. She edits The Poetry Review. Many
Nights, a photobook featuring Jacqui Kenny’s pictures and the complete version of ‘The Secret
Country of her Mind’, will be published in 2021.

BRANDON TAYLOR is the author of the novel
Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’
Choice and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.
His work has appeared in Guernica, American Short
Fiction, Gulf Coast, The New York Times, The New
Yorker online, The Literary Review and elsewhere.
He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’
Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow.

ELIZABETH O’CONNOR lives and works in Birmingham. She recently received her PhD
in modernist poetry, and is interested in writing about natural history, animals and plants. She is the winner of The White Review Short Story
Prize 2020.

ILYA LEUTIN was born in Siberia in 1986. He is a screenwriter and a columnist for a number of Russian publications, including Snob and The
Russian Muslim. The pieces in this issue come from his first book, Ravshan’s Real Stories, published in
2012 under the name Ravshan Saleddin. It was longlisted for the National Bestseller award and shortlisted for the Russian Debut prize. He is also the author of the novel Silence Full Blast (2015)
and the collections The Caramel Knight (2016) and
Oriental Miniatures (2018).

Scholastique Mukasonga is the author of The Barefoot Woman, Our Lady of the Nile, Cockroaches and Igifu.

Fanny Howe is the author of more than fifty collections of poetry, including Night Philosophy.

INGRID POLLARD is a British artist and photographer. In 2018 she was the Stuart Hall
Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex.

ADAM PENDLETON (b. 1984, Richmond,
Virginia) is recognised for his conceptual practice,
which encompasses painting, sculpture, writing,
film, and performance. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions across the United States and abroad, at institutions including the Indianapolis
Museum of Contemporary Art (2008);
Kunstverein, Amsterdam (2009); The Kitchen,
New York (2010); the Contemporary Arts Center,
New Orleans, the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Denver and the Museum of Contemporary Art
Cleveland, Ohio (2016); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017); Baltimore
Museum of Art (2017).

HERVÉ GUIBERT (1955 – 91) was a French writer and photographer. He was the author of some thirty books and played a significant role in changing public attitudes in France toward
AIDS. Hervé Guibert died at the age of 36
in Paris following a failed suicide attempt.

JACK UNDERWOOD’s double pamphlet Solo for Mascha Voice/Tenuous Rooms was published by Test Centre in 2018. Happiness was published by Faber & Faber in 2015. He is senior lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

JENNIFER LEE TSAI is a poet, editor and critic. She was born in Bebington and grew up in
Liverpool. A fellow of The Complete Works and a Ledbury Poetry Critic, her work features in the
Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation
(2017). She is a Contributing Editor at Ambit. Her debut poetry pamphlet is Kismet (ignitionpress,
2019). Currently, she is an AHRC PhD Researcher in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool.
She is the winner of a Northern Writers Award for
Poetry 2020.

LAURA ELLIOTT is a poet and library worker in London. She is the author of this is hunting
(Distance No Object, 2019), rib-boning (Moot
Press, 2019), and lemon, egg, bread (Test Centre,
2017). She co-edits the experimental poetry magazine para·text with Angus Sinclair.

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