Cal Barton
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
FICTION: The Skin Shed

Illustration by Anna Chamberlin This piece received an honorable mention in the fiction category of the 2o24 Wallace Prize. Here’s Lisa May, in late-night lamplight, […]

Illustration by Anna Chamberlin
FICTION: Poster Child

Illustration by Thisbe Wu This piece received third place in the fiction category of the 2024 Wallace Prize. When the girl named Lucy Tatum was […]

Illustration by Thisbe Wu
PROFILE: The Magician and the Fool

When I ask the cashiers at Lambert Books—one of the oldest esoteric bookstores in London—if I might interview one of the store’s tarot readers, the […]