Independent publisher Fairlight Books is to expand its collection of short contemporary fiction with the addition of four new titles this summer.
Fairlight Moderns, a series of pocket-sized novellas, are set in different locations around the world. This year’s line-up adds Paris, Miami and the Isle of Wight to the map, with each book featuring cover illustrations by Sam Kalda.
The upcoming titles are all from new and emerging writers: Blue Postcards by Douglas Bruton, a tale about a Parisian tailor; Taking Flight by J T Torres, which explores mental health and the bond between grandson and grandmother; Missing Words by Loree Westron, a journey of self-discovery set during the 1980s strikes; and Only About Love by Debbi Voisey, a novella which, through snapshots of a life, tells a story of "intense honesty about the things we do to those closest to us". The titles will be released across July and August this year.
The collection launched in 2018, with titles including Sophie van Llewyn’s Bottled Goods, longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2019, and Travelling in the Dark by Emma Timpany, winner of the Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize 2019.