Death in the Cathedral
A Novella in Five Stories by Malcolm Dixon

  Crown of Thorns
  Death in the Cathedral
  More’s Utopia
  Out There
  De Profundis
About the Author Winter 2022 Fiction Issue  

About Malcolm Dixon

Malcolm DixonShortlisted for the Iron Horse Chapbook prize 2020, the Creative Futures Writing Prize 2019, the Aesthetica Creative Works Prize 2011, the Stand Short Story Prize, Malcolm Dixon's short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The London Magazine, Aesthetica, Slice, Grain, Edge, Prole, Palimpsest, Crannóg & many more. His YA novel THE LITTLE HOUSE ON EVERYWHERE STREET won the Acheven Prize for YA Fiction 2019 and is published by Fitzroy Books. Originally from Liverpool, he now lives with his wife and two daughters near Canterbury (UK).

Three of the stories in this collection are reprints:

‘‘Out There” in The London Magazine, Aug / Sept 2011
‘‘More’s Utopia” in Green Hills Literary Lantern, XXI, July 2010
‘‘Crown Of Thorns” in Existere, 29.1, Fall 2009


The cover image for this collection is ‘‘Pentecost,” a mosaic by Hungarian artist Georg Mayer-Marton, depicting the gift of languages via the medium of tongues of fire to the apostles by the Holy Ghost. Now in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, in the author's boyhood it stood behind the altar in his local church—The Church of the Holy Ghost, which is long-since demolished.



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