December 3rd, 2009
We’ve got our hands all over Five Dials. Well, not literally; this understatedly hip little lit journal only distributes online, through PDF. But don’t be fooled by the low-maintenance distro: Five Dials pulls in some pretty big names. The most recent issue, themed around Paris, features writing from the likes of Ali Smith and John Updike; an “addendum” to the issue, posted today, centres around Guy de Maupassant. Previous issues include writers such as Arundhati Roy and Jonathan Safran Foer.
While some of the works aren’t new (we’re looking at you, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gustave Flaubert), most are. Five Dials‘ editor, Craig Taylor, doesn’t have much trouble finding submissions: after all, the 32-year-old, a former writer for the Guardian, runs the magazine through respected British publisher Hamish Hamilton. We can’t wait to read the next issue, slated to include musings on Quebec, circumcision, and something-or-other from Harmony Korine.Tweet