Gimbal Wizard: On Comma Press’ Literary App

  Devised by Comma Press and Literature Across Frontiers, Gimbal is a literary app like no other. Combining the fruits of the LAF’s ‘Tramlines’ project and the best of Comma’s ‘Reading the City’ commissions, the app aims to pair readers with short stories (in text and audio formats) by leading international authors. The Literateur asked three of its writers to road test the app and see … Continue reading Gimbal Wizard: On Comma Press’ Literary App


The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek

The Stone Thrower By Adam Marek Comma Press, Paperback, 170 pages. ISBN: 978-1905583508 £7.95   Scott Morris   As an opening sentence, “My son’s Tamagotchi had AIDs” reads like one of Noel Fielding’s one-liners. You’d therefore expect ‘Tamagotchi’ to be a crassly provocative and tactless story, stretching its conceit to the breaking point of good taste and good writing. Instead, Adam Marek presents a controlled, … Continue reading The Stone Thrower by Adam Marek


An Interview with Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is one of the most popular and acclaimed British writers today. His first play was produced at the Royal Court theatre when he was 22. He reached a new level of eminence when his screenplay for My Beautiful Laundrette was nominated for an Academy Award and his novel The Buddha of Suburbia won a Whitbread First Novel Award. Since then he has written … Continue reading An Interview with Hanif Kureishi