Two snippets of non-novel writing news. It's been yonks since I had a new story published online, but Forty-Eight Faces (inspired by researching the Szondi Test) is in the Ilanot Review.
I had a terrific evening in Chester on Tuesday, where the Cheshire Prize anthology, Lost & Found, was launched. It's a handsome little volume (I'd love the artwork as a tablecloth), packed with great stories from the likes of Barbara Corfield and Rich Lakin. I read my story, Udumbara in Lytham St Anne's, almost without a hitch; seem to be getting better at this reading in public lark. The Cheshire Prize team not only run an exemplary contest with a huge prize (two thousand smackers) but they have resisted the temptation to charge an entry fee, which is pretty damn amazing in this day and age. Do enter their 2013 contest, for poetry. They have Roger McGough reading at the prize ceremony in November.
ETA: And a snippet of novel news: I'm very excited that Someone Else's Skin will be published in Swedish by Minotaur and in Norwegian by Cappelen Damm.