Philip Dodd, born in 1952, has a degree in English literature from Newcastle University and has been writing songs, stories, and poems since he was twelve. His first book, Angel War, was published as a paperback in April 2013, and as an e-book in March 2014. It could be described as a work of fantasy fiction, rooted in The Bible. It was chosen as one of the twelve finalists for The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards for 2013 in the adult (fiction) category. His second book, Klubbe the Turkle and the Golden Star Coracle, was published in March 2015. Still the Dawn: Poems and Ballads, was published in October, 2015. Last Flocks of the Geese, his fourth book, was published in February 2019. In August 2022, his fifth book, Harvey’s Hutch, a memoir, was published by Mereo Books. His poems were published in many literary journals in the UK and the US.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.