Crossing Borders

Bold new work from exciting writers

The ILS commissioned new work from 30 exciting writers to explore the theme of 'Crossing Borders'. The brief was deliberately ambiguous and broad and we were hoping for a diverse range of responses - which is exactly what we got.

Spanning poetry, fiction, non-fiction and graphic biography, the new work ranges from political and social realities to notions of transgression and the exploration of boundaries. We're publishing a new piece every week.

Round 1

Family Circle by Jan CarsonThe Woman Next to Me by Kerry HudsonFeria de Malaga by Miriam GambleEverything is Foreign by Karrie FransmanThe American Frontier by Carys DaviesWalk by Glenn PattersonThe Year of Two Thousand Sixteen in Signs by Sabrina MahfouzAssuming the Habits of the Day and Night by Vahni Capildeo Crossing Borders Commission by Raymond AntrobusSea Swim by Andrew McMillan Mwyara/Blackberrying by Ifor ap GlynA Night Walk by Andrew Michael HurleyCrossing Borders Commission by William LetfordCrossing Borders by Paul McVeigh

Round 2

Pen Pals by Laura DockrillSoft Borders; Liminal Spaces by Jo MazelisTo Live Outside the Law You Must Be Honest by Richard BeardIndia/Pakistan: 1947 by Sandeep ParmarThe First Border We Cross by UnaSquint by Alexandra HarrisThe Mermaid and the Diver by Hannah BerryTen Men by Benjamin Myers The Books of the Dead by Ros BarberBoy from the Copperbelt by Kayo ChingonyiMilton by Nick HarkawayWether by Harry Giles The Difference Between Me and You by Courttia Newland