- Jason DeYoung reviews Helen Phillips' The Need.
- Liam Bishop reviews Alvydas Šlepikas' In the Shadow of Wolves (trans. Romas Kinka).
- Anna MacDonald reviews Josephine Rowe's Here Until August.
- Katie Da Cunha Lewin reviews Sylvie Weil's Selfies (trans. Ros Schwartz).
- Daniel Davis Wood reviews Kathryn Scanlan's Aug 9— Fog.
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- At Review 31, Jon Doyle reads Ruby Cowling's short story collection This Paradise and tries to put his finger on Cowling's aesthetic tendencies.
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