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Jul.05.2012
I have just had quite an amazing month in the USA and am going to attempt to sum it up, as if that was ever possible, or at least sort out some of the thoughts in my head into some coherence! So, the first two weeks I spent at the amazing Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in the...
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May.03.2012
  It's here! My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions is officially published today! Wow. I can't quite believe I am now the author of two books, two gorgeous books full of fictions. I'm very lucky. In a minute I'll invite you to head over to my newly-redesigned website taniahershman.com to...
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Apr.12.2012
Well, it's all kicking off now! I'm delighted to announce that my new collection, published May 3rd, is now available for pre-order!   A collection of 56 short fictions, here are a few lovely things I cajoled writers I greatly admire to say about it:   "Funny, fresh, lyrical.  ...
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Apr.02.2012
I'm in Edinburgh for 2 weeks- more on that shortly. But in the meantime, what a thrill that my soon-to-be-published second collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, has been longlisted for the 2012 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award! As you will see below, it is a looong...
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Dec.27.2010
I have been meaning to write about my retreat experience for a while but other blog posts got in the way. Well, I have been thinking about it a lot, as well as those new year's resolutions again, because those 10 days at Anam Cara at the beginning of the month were the closest I have come to...
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Aug.06.2010
The fruits of my first gig as Fiction Editor are now unveiled, with the publication of Southword Issue 18! I am delighted to announce that the fiction line-up is: Felstead & Waddell- Hair Stories Paul McMahon- The girl with drowned sailors in her eyes Nora Nadjarian- La Dolce Vita Helen R....
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Jul.16.2010
Yesterday, J was telling me he'd heard the head of the Arts Council being interviewed about the huge reductions in their budget, and I said to him: Ok, I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm not going to get a grant. Famous last words. This morning, 24 hours before my birthday, I get a...
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Jul.16.2010
Yesterday, J was telling me he'd heard the head of the Arts Council being interviewed about the huge reductions in their budget, and I said to him: Ok, I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm not going to get a grant. Famous last words. This morning, 24 hours before my birthday, I get a...
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Jun.24.2010
I have waited a long time to be able to say this... and we're here! Next week, BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a whole week of my flash stories on the Afternoon Reading! Because the stories are so short, there will be 5 or 6 per day in the 15-minute slot which has uptil now only ever...
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Sep.01.2009
It's The White Road and Other Stories' first birthday today. Wow. What a year! My great writer/blogger colleague and friend Nik Perring. has interviewed me about that first year over at his blog. A few tantalising snippets, and then down to the Free Book stuff... Because I am published by a small...