Caught by the River


10th June 2018

A miniature roundup of good things

Firstly, taken from the latest online issue of Granta Magazine, is Guadalupe Nettel’s beautifully wrought short story The Wanderers, which tells of a childhood of constant migration and the mating rituals of the wandering albatross.

Open to the Sky: over on the Longbarrow blog, Brian Lewis recounts a poetry walk on Adwick Washlands, ‘not so much a destination as a place of transit, for local residents exercising their dogs, and for migrant birds, including lapwings, redshanks and little egrets.’

The Ràdio Web MACBA podcast speaks to CBTR regular/foghorn aficionado Jennifer Lucy Allan about metereology and aurality, volumes, distance and communities, holes in YouTube and holes in official archives, and amateur archivists (amongst other things).

And finally, on BBC Radio 4, children’s author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce shares a selection of his favourite pieces of writing, including Tove Jansson, Jackanory, E. Nesbit and Dylan Thomas.