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Wonderwall

Wonderwall

Wonderwall (Route 16) was first published in 2005, at a time of an uncontrolled push to global citizenship, this collection of stories looked much closer to home.

‘Some of the best stories I have ever read.’ – BBCi

Naked City

Naked City

Naked City (Route 15) At the start of this century the cities up and down the UK got a makeover, with city appartments, bar and restaurant cultures and new lifestyle possibilities. These stories look at the effect these changes had, written by the people who lived through them.

‘This collection not only embodies the city, but occupies the very soul of the urban landscape.’ – Inc Writers

Light Transports

Light Transports

Light Transports is a set of three short-story books that were compliled as part of an arts project and were originally distributed free at railways stations across Yorkshire in 2006. The books feature a wide range of authors including Chenjerai Hove, Steven Hall, Winifred Holtby, Alecia McKenzie, Jack Mapanje, Storm Jameson, Patricia Duncker, M Y Alam and Tom Spanbauer.

Four Fathers

Four Fathers

A collection of stories about Fathers that uncover a deep seam of hidden feelings and forgotten memories which reveal the scale of their significance.

‘A fascinating double-take on the experience of being fathered and then becoming a father yourself – eight short tales full of wit, pathos and insight.’ – Blake Morrison

In the Forest of Paradoxes (Free ebook)

In the Forest of Paradoxes (Free ebook)

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008. He borrows the title of his lecture from Swedish writer Stig Dagerman who presented a writers paradox: all he wanted was to write for those who are hungry but discovers that is only those who have plenty to eat who have the leisure to take notice of his existence. This book is a transcript of that speech.

Every Word Knows Something of a Vicious Circle (Free eBook)

Every Word Knows Something of a Vicious Circle (Free eBook)

Herta Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009. This free eBook is a transcript of her acceptance speech and includes a telephone interview and an introduction by Georgia Brown.

Who’s The Daddy (Free eBook)

Who’s The Daddy (Free eBook)

Three father and daughter short stories set around the time when a daughter begins to lose her innocence. Suddenly she’s not Daddy’s little girl anymore. Features stories from Mark Czanik, Celeste Robichaud and Tim Sanders.

One Northern Soul

One Northern Soul

J R Endeacott’s coming of age chronicle set in the dark days of Leeds in the early 1980s. A series of stories recount the life of a young Leeds United fan condemned to leave school with no prospects, his virginity in tact, mass unemployment – all coinciding with the relegation of Leeds United to the second division. A good reminder of where the bright shiny new cities of the north were only a few years ago.

‘The book is so addictive you can almost smell the Eighties.’ – Amazon Review

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

A rites of passage novel by author and film-maker Susan Everett.This is a cleverly crafted novel focused on that most difficult of journeys – a young woman coming of age.

‘An excellent novel, witty, complex and full of insight. A joy to read.’ – Beryl Bainbridge

Apocalypse Not Just Now (ebook)

Apocalypse Not Just Now (ebook)

A lively collection of non-fiction writing from M Y Alam, which pulls together his articles that appeared in the Route newspaper from 2000-2001. Full of wry observations of the world he finds himself in and includes his responses to the Bradford riots and September 11.

‘Compelling and controversial’ – Northern Exposure

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