Where new writing finds its voice
Editor's Note

Dear Reader,

Anna Goodall

Welcome to Pen Pusher 16. Offered up on a plate costing exactly £3.75,
we present...

Conversation and work from three exciting debut novelists

An interview with Evie Wyld about her award-winning first novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice; short stories from Miguel Syjuco, author of the dazzling debut Ilustrado, a novel formed from three hundred years of Filipino history and culture; and Kirsten Reed, whose debut novel, The Ice Age, is a classic American road trip told through a young girl’s first-person voice.

We also bring you humour

An interview with Sam Lipsyte about his laugh-out-loud third novel, The Ask; a story from Lee Tappin which chronicles the mad happenings on an industrial estate in deepest Yorkshire; and a wryly funny tale of heartless academia by American writer Abby Fung, whose finely wrought tale, ‘Real Genius’, can be found lurking on p54.

And some of the finest poetry

An exclusive Donut Press preview of the five wonderful titles they are publishing this autumn/winter from Matthew Caley, Jude Cowan, Wayne Holloway-Smith, AB Jackson & Ahren Warner. Plus, new work from Emily Berry, Dean Wilson, Molly Naylor and Michael Egan.

And there is much, much more...

Enjoy PP16.

Pen Pusher