We have always valued the short story as a way to make sense of the world, and our place in it. New short story anthology ‘Closure’ is essentially about human striving, offering contemporary conversations around different experiences of being British – a lived reality that is like air or breath or blood.
The breadth of this experience is expressed through a variety of form, tone and voice; of stylistic ranges and the richness of its diverse themes. Even the title invites a subversive response and the anthology is filled with stories which, like lives, rarely end in the way we might imagine.
‘Closure’ editor Jacob Ross is joined by Tariq Mehmood, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Leone Ross – all writers featured in the collection – to discuss the anthology, its genesis, and the tales it tells.