Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Nice way to start 2013...

... My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions is reviewed in the latest issue of Flash: The International Short Story Story magazine, in the excellent company of Nick Parker's The Exploding Boy, the Flash Fiction Day anthology Jawbreakers (in which my story Stopwatching gets a kind mention) and collections by Etgar Keret and Jon McGregor.

In her review Louisa Yates says:
"A worthy successor to her 2008 debut... MMWAUP is at its strongest when dealing with matter, whether it takes the form of Google hits, neutrinos or moth's wings... As an assemblage of particles and people, Hershman's latest collection is a refreshing take on the brief meetings, one-off connections and partial viewpoints that are so often the subject of very short fictions."
I had said that I wasn't going to read any reviews but it's really fascinating to me how each reviewer sees different things, I love Louisa's talk about matter and particles in relation to my fictions, and it's always such a privilege when someone engages so deeply with my writing, it's a joy. 

Flash is a great magazine, available in print only, do go and get a copy, there are many excellent stories such as Husbandry by Eliezra Schaffzin, very short and very powerful, as the best flash fiction must be. A great read.

4 delightful comments:

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Lovely review indeed. Congrats muchly. I'm reviewing a fab book for Flash - its such an interesting mag. Watch that space. Happy New Year!

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks! And looking forward to reading your review... no sneak peeks as to what the book is??

Sarah Hilary said...

Nice!I love "Flash" - I gave it a plug when I was asked for a press quote for the Cheshire Prize thing. And, thanks to Flash, I can say I was once published in the same issue as Ian Rankin, which is pleasing. :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Super review and lovely way to launch into the new year!