See you there, Missoula. This should be fun....
All the details here.
Australian short fiction writers will be gathering soon for a feast of words in Adelaide on Nov. 9-12 for the 2023 Australian Short Story Fest.
They have invited me along.
If you happen to be in Adelaide (or can send an Aussie friend), here's my schedule for the Fest. They will be keeping busy:
Thursday 9th, "Bridging the Divide, Exploring Dangerous Writing," A Workshop, 2-5pm
Friday 10th , in Conversation with Danielle Clode, 10.30-11.20am
Sunday 12th, "Looking Not to Settle" a Panel Conversation with Lisa L Hannett, 2.40-3.30pm
I'm so thrilled and honored to attend.
Thanks Anna Solding for inviting me.
Big thanks to Annabella Farmer and the Santa Fe Reporter for the great review and recommendation for Get'em Young. Read it here.
Get'm Young, my new collection of stories, just made the long list for the inaugural 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize, a very fancy new prize only for small literary presses in the US and Canada. (I'm so thrilled!) The prize been awarding adventuresome small presses (and books) in the UK since 2017, but now they have come to North America.
If you have time to join, please put this Zoom event and a reminder on your calendar:
Celebrating the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Longlist
Mar 1, 2023 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 839 6886 7587
I'd love to see you there and feel friends cheering And Other Stories, Get'em Young and me.
I'll be reading from Get'em and talking about the book with all of the five judges, my genius editor Jeremy Davies and the brilliant authors and translators of the nine books on the long list.
The shortlist will be announced sometime after this event. Crossing fingers for Get'em Young!
See you there!
Whoa, this is pretty exciting... Get'em Young was just longlisted for the 2022 (inaugural) US and Canada Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses.
I'm so honored to be among this bunch of so so amazing writers!!
Look at the whole announcement here, its inspiring and heartening comments from the founders and judges.
Sign up for a live reading of the long list. (March 1, 6pm CST)
As the announcement explains, this is a prize spotlighting literary fiction from small presses only, because they believe these works -- often too risky for larger presses -- are necessary to the world of books. Aside from lavishing attention, this prize also rewards the all small presses on the longlist with badly needed hard cash. I'm so proud of these folks for dreaming up, then bringing to reality, this new and necessary prize. I'm blow away that my book is being considered for the shortlist.
Thanks to all the judges for picking my book, and to Tom Flynn from And Other Stories (and the whole press) for submitting the stories.
I was invited onto a podcast called "Across the Pond" with Republic of Consciousness founder (and Dallas bookstore owner), Lori Feathers, and Sam Jordison, an wonderful indie publisher in the UK. Listen to it here.
Crossing fingers for the short list!