Front Lines: Short Stories on Modern Society by Writers Under 25
Published by Valley Press
Front Lines is a new anthology of short stories on the theme of ‘anti-conventionalism, anti-society, and young people’s anger at the world that has been left by the generations before us.’ Its six contributors are all under 25, the young people living on the front lines of Austerity Britain.
The selected stories are uncompromising and gripping, offering a fascinating insight into the minds of our creative, socially-engaged young people. They include tales of lost society and global warfare, as well as the moral instability and unscaleable summits that today’s young people must face.
Dan Formby was born in Southport in 1990, and is studying English & Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Felice Howden graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009, and now works in central London.
James Mcloughlin was born in Merseyside in 1990, and is currently studying at Leeds Trinity University College. His first collection of poetry, Encore, was published by Valley Press in May 2011.
Nathan Ouriach was born in Northampton. He has written for the magazines Shortlist and GQ, and lives in Herne Bay, Kent.
David Whelan lives in London, and currently blogs about literature, film and TV for the Huffington Post. His journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Times, the Independent and the Sunday Times.
Ryan Whittaker is currently completing a degree in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.