I am very happy to announce that my short story collection, Lost Objects, has been acquired by one of my favourite small presses, Luna Press Publishing, and it will be published in 2018. The press release can be read here.
I would like very much to thank the publisher at Luna Press, Francesca Tristan Barbini, for her support; I also want to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to all the wonderful creative writing teachers who have always supported me and my writing, among them Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Nora Jemisin, Catherynne Valente, Gregory Frost, Sarah Burton and Jem Poster, and to everyone at Clarion UCSD and at the creative writing Master’s at Cambridge University. My fellow students in both programmes have also been supportive, and good friends and critics of my writing: you guys are getting an acknowledgements page all to yourselves!
This is a little summary of the stories:
These stories explore decaying scenarios—ghostly ruins, old university cloisters, snowed-in planets, nature itself—as fighting grounds for death and renewal. Ranging in location from Andalusia to Scotland and Siberia, these narratives—sometimes humorous, sometimes delicately gothic—bring together monstrous insects, ghostly lovers, retellings of Bluebeard, and interstellar explorers to form a coherent and touching narrative about loss and absence.