“By trying to make the female nude a part of our visual language, I am attempting to dispel the myth of sexualisation in nudity and make it something which can be viewed with respect and admiration rather than covetousness, shame or discomfort.” Scheherezade Junejo in conversation with TMS editor Shameen Arshad.Read More
“The subconscious is a gold mine, all you need is a pen in your hand.”
Simon Perchik, The Missing Slate’s Poet of the Month, talks to Julie Haasova.
“Hassan began taking photographs as a hobby and is now very keen on making a profession out of it.” Haseeb Chishti interviews Syed Hassan Pasha.Read More
“We write so we do not have memory alone to rely on, so that we do not forget — who we are, where we have come from and all the things that we can be.”
Ama Asantewa Diaka, The Missing Slate’s Author of the Month (January 2017), talks to Jacob Silkstone.
“The influence of poets on a fiction writer’s work is another reason to read widely and to experience a variety of genres and styles.” Joshua Schouten de Jel, our October Author of the Month, talks to Mehreen Fatima Ashfaq.Read More
“I don’t think there has ever been a better time for publishers to focus on translated literature…”
As part of our Spotlight Translator series, Jacob Silkstone interviews Rosie Hedger.
“The presence of an audience is nice, the vindication of recognition and even the money you get for hard work is nice too, but it can’t beat the satisfaction of creating something. The final piece on display for all to view has an existence like no other.”
Shameen Arshad interviews Faraz Aamer Khan.
“With writing, I have so much engagement inside of me: the breath and music of the words as they fill the page, the themes, and the urgency of what must be caught before it disappears…”
Lauren Camp, The Missing Slate’s Poet of the Month, talks to Katy Lewis Hood.
“‘Home’ is a really abstract concept. I like to move, so I consider wherever I am a ‘little home’ in some sense.” Noah Klein interviews Daniela Stubbs.Read More
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words… These few words are worth a thousand pictures on social media.”
Robert Cottrell on Kitchen Butterfly, Ozoz Sokoh’s Nigerian food blog.