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Dec.16.2008
I have been trying for a long time to get a story accepted by Smokelong Quarterly, a flash fiction magazine I admire greatly. Finally, it has come to pass! Read my story, Coat and Shoes, beautifully illustrated by Robinson Accola, and the accompanying interview. I am alongside some fabulous writers...
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Dec.15.2008
Well tonight was another milestone: the first session of the short story workshop that I am co-teaching with Evan Fallenberg, a wonderful writer and new friend, in the Studio he has created in his capacious garden. And let me tell you, I was really nervous. People were coming, 12 of them, who had...
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Dec.11.2008
I found out yesterday that this morning The White Road and Other Stories was going to be reviewed in New Scientist's Chrismas Books Special: Best of 2008. The print edition is in the shops today, it is also online. This is the whole review: THE title story in this book is everything fiction should...
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Dec.10.2008
When my book was accepted for publication by Salt, one of my first thoughts, when I had stopped jumping up and down and weeping, was that I wanted Eco-Libris, a company founded by Israelis that I had written about when I was a journalist, to "balance out" the paper that would be used to...
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Dec.05.2008
(Cross-posted with TaniaWrites) A few recommendations for great reading that I've enjoyed this week (links open new windows so feel free to click 'em all!): Flash fiction Missing by Marcia Aldrich, Vestal Review You Should Know This by Meg Pokrass, Dogzplot The Meaning of Life by Tom Robbins...
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Dec.02.2008
Well, I asked the universe last night for some guidance as to what my direction should be now... and I got a swift and positive response three hours later: my play, Exchange Rates, which I adapted from my story of the same name, (and is included in The White Road and Other Stories), has been...
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Nov.26.2008
The fifth stop on my round-the-world virtual book tour for The White Road and Other Stories is New Zealand author Tim Jones' blog, Books in the Trees. We're chatting about interstitital fiction, fiction which falls between genres... as well as books, trees, and the number 27! A taster: Tim: If...
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Nov.21.2008
I've been keeping it in for three months and now, finally, I can announce: I am the European regional winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's short story competition. I went to the awards ceremony tonight, it was wonderful, in a beautiful historic building in London, on Pall Mall....
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Nov.21.2008
Today I'm visiting Vanessa Gebbie's blog for a discussion about magical realism. Here's a taster: "Only some of the stories in my book would be called magical realist, and that this isn't something I set out consciously to do. Much like you, I imagine, I just follow where the story leads me...
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Nov.21.2008
I may be in France, but I am also appearing in Australia today, the second leg of my Walking the White Road virtual book tour! A small taster from LiteraryMinded blog author Angela Meyer: "Tania Hershman takes you on a series of short imaginative adventures in The White Road. Some stories are...