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The Happy Reader #15

The Happy Reader is a unique magazine about reading for anyone who wishes to stay inspired, informed and entertained.With beautiful typography, the magazine is a design object which celebrates the pure pleasure of reading and the calming luxury of being offline.

Each issue is split into two halves. The first half is an in-depth interview with a book fanatic and the second half gets under the skin of one classic work of literature.

Issue No. 15

Beaches, books and juniper berries: this season’s cover star SARAH JESSICA PARKER is photographed by Roe Etheridge in Amaganesett, Long Island.

Our Book of the Season, JAPANESE GHOST STORIES, is centre of gravity to a series of hallucinatory artworks; correspondents around the world compile an obsessive yet fragmentary portrait of the book’s odd author, Lafcadio Hearn. Contributors include Lieko Shiga, John Self, Travis Elborough, Bess Lovejoy and Moeko Fujii.

PART 1
  • To be seen
  • Snippets
  • The Interview : SARAH JESSICA PARKER by Paul Flynn —‘I will do anything to not finish a book.’
  • Staff picks
PART 2
  • Apparitions by Lieko Shiga—Phantasmagorical photographs
  • Born by Seb Emina —Lefkada, Ionia
  • Abandoned by John Self —Dublin, Ireland
  • Hired by Travis Elborough —Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Possessed by Bess Lovejoy —New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Resurrected by Moeko Fujii —Tokyo, Japan
  • Letters
  • An addictive tragedy