Tales From a Cancelled Country
Published June 2015 by thi wurd books - £9.99 - Free P&P
In the aftermath of the electorate of Scotland choosing to vote 'No' to becoming an independent country, Tales From a Cancelled Country brings us 17 stories, all of which show aspects of what it means to be human.
Many of the writers in this anthology have appeared in thi wurd, a magazine established in Glasgow in 2012 to provide a platform for people striving to create literary art. Added to those are new voices, some published for the first time. The stories include Who Is Killing The Fringe Comedians of Edinburgh? by Alan Warner, who also provides the title for the collection.
thi wurd Issue #2
Published September 2014 by thi wurd - £6.00
Issue 2 features a special and extended interview with novelist Alan Warner, as well as new fiction, original artwork, and a reprint of a classic story by Katherine Mansfield.
A new addition to the publication is a Review section - the subjects include folk singer Matt McGinn, American writer John Fante (who Bukowski famously referred to as "my God"), and the work of celebrated Spanish movie director Fernando Leon de Aranoa.
thi wurd Issue #1
Published December 2012 by thi wurd - £4.00
Issue #1 contained poetry from Tom Leonard, a classic reprint of Sherwood Anderson, an introductory essay from magazine editor Alan McMunnigall which can be read elsewhere on this site, 12 new short stories, and a variety of illustrations by visual artists.
This issue is now completely sold out. However, as well as the introduction, you can read a story from this first issue on the Fiction Example 2 page.