Non-fiction: where the truth really is stranger and more daring

Non-fiction often gets a bad reputation: Lacking in adventure and escapism. Educating rather than entertaining. Being outright dull. Many denounce its ability to provide anything other than a subjective view of reality and a breakdown of the most current affairs. Some look exclusively to fiction to fulfil their need for escapism, oblivious to the incredible […]

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The OxStu End-of-Summer Arts Competition 2016

OxStu Art and Lit are delighted to announce that our End-of-Summer Arts Competition is now accepting submissions! The summer vac is a mystical time where all of Oxford’s photographers, painters, poets, and writers disperse all over the world, taking a break from writing their tutorial essays by creating amazing art. Now, we want to share […]

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Lisa Blower on short stories, bloggers and a fear of performing

If Lisa Blower’s short stories are anything to go by, then her debut novel, Sitting Ducks, is something to get excited about. She has previously won The Guardian’s National Short Story competition, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, as well as being featured in Comma Press and Radio 4. I chat to […]

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Book Review: “Hired, Fired, Fled” by Charlie Raymond

In his memoir about the ‘rat-race’, Raymond grapples with uncertainties about who he is, where he is going, and what he is trying to achieve. Unfortunately for his reader, the book has the same problem. It promises to address the ‘ultimate question: What should I be doing with my days on Earth?’. This ambitious opening […]

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