Alice Munro

‘There’s nothing to compare to that satisfaction for a reader: reading as assent, when words close on their matter with such precision, such clean truth. Only if you’ve tried to write can you know how difficult it is to achieve that transparency and wholeness.’

Essay 24th May 2024

Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley has published eight novels – including The Past, Late in the Day, and Free Love – and four collections of short stories. Her most recent collection, After the Funeral, came out last year. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker.