A Critical Reading of ‘The Last Library’


My short story, ‘The Last Library’, first appeared in Paraxis magazine and then was selected for Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt, 2012). I am now chuffed to see it finding its way into the world in other ways, including in this critique by Professor Marklan E Konurbaev in The Style and Timbre of English Speech and Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015):

‘A K Benedict creates a wonderfully echoing atmosphere of the vast interior of a museum. . . full of impressionistic images of books and libraries. . .collectively the lexical references draw into the story      (. . .) the divine history, turning an enticing story into an epic history of man.’

Blimey. And shucks.




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