Chris Power

Chris Power is the author of a story collect­ion, Mothers, and a novel, A Lonely Man.

Toxic Sausages: ‘Life Is Everywhere’

Chris Power, 25 January 2024

In​ 1811 Johann Heinrich Ferdinand von Autenrieth, a specialist in forensic medicine, investigated a spate of deaths in the kingdom of Württemberg. He suspected botulism and blamed the housewives of the region, more worried about burst sausage skins than food poisoning, for not cooking their Blutwurst properly. Lucy Ives tells the story at the start of her latest novel, Life Is...

Draw on a Moustache: Nona Fernández

Chris Power, 1 December 2022

In 1959​, television screens across the United States became portals to other worlds. The Twilight Zone, an anthology series with no narrative links between episodes, showed characters going beyond the limits of normal human experience, encountering extraterrestrials, time travel, evil spirits and magical objects. The world we take for granted, the show suggested, might not be the one in...

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