Sunday, March 29, 2020

This book. This beautiful book.

Despite COVID-19, despite all the uncertainty, despite all the suffering, books exist.

Honoured to have been chosen to contribute to this outstanding anthology. My story "Hummingbird" with its miniature heart gives me a reason to smile, and to hope.

"Its miniature heart beats and beats: I exist, I exist. Its tiny body belies this immense performance. The onlooker, if there is one, feels ashamed, unable to fathom the strenuous act. Everything is hovering and waiting." 


Thank you Hay Festival, thank you Comma Press.



Friday, August 30, 2019

"Shipwrecked" - Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe



"Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe was first published 300 years ago on 25th April 1719. In honour of the much loved classic, the Museum of Walking organised a flash fiction competition. The eight winning stories were published in this delightful anthology by Sampson Low publishers, London.
I am thrilled to announce that my story "The Return" was one of the winners!




Thursday, August 1, 2019

Vereinigung

Honoured that der Tagesspiegel selected my story "Unification" to appear in their 22 July issue. "Vereinigung" by Nora Nadjarian, translated into German by Gregor Dotzauer.

Flash & Poetry

Exciting things happened in June and July! My poetry appeared in Hebrew translation for the first time in Oh! literary magazine, Israel. Special thanks to editors Dory Manor and Sivan Beskin, and translator Meitar Kurman.


Oh! Literary magazine, Tel Aviv

I was invited to take part in the Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol. I was involved in readings, led a successful creative writing workshop on "The Hidden Creative Territories of Photos and Postcards" and was part of the "Flash around the World" panel. Meanwhile, news came that my modern take on Robinson Crusoe was one of the winners of the flash competition celebrating the 300th anniversary of the classic and will be included in Shipwrecked, a limited edition anthology, published by Sampson Low PublishersI also read at the open mic session of Lines on the Wall – a poetry and performance event in Manchester, where I met T.S.Eliot Prize winning poet Philip Gross, and (finally!) the acclaimed short story writer and poet Tania Hershman.

Flash Fiction Festival 2019
In July, I was invited to take part in Rewriting the Map - a festival dedicated to the literature, art and urban planning in divided cities of Europe - organised by Literarisches Colloquium, Berlin. A fantastic experience!





Rewriting the Map


Monday, June 17, 2019

Shortlisted!

Delighted to be shortlisted in the New Zealand Flash Fiction Day Micro competition with my story "On the Other Hand".
22 stories for 22 days... and my story was shortlisted on Bloomsday.

Art by Suus Agnes, Swimming sperm of algae and moss

Saturday, June 1, 2019

HAY FESTIVAL EUROPA28: VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPE


 



 

Hay Festival announced this week the selection of women writers, artists and scientists taking part in a new global project reimagining the future of Europe. I am thrilled to have been selected! 

I am honoured to be one of these 28 women, one from each European country, representing a multi-disciplinary snapshot of the best minds of our time - including novelist Leïla Slimani, entrepreneur Hilary Cottam, activist Janne Teller and actress Lisa Dwan.  Our short stories and essays will be published in the anthology, Europa28: Visions for the Future, edited by Sophie Hughes and Sarah Cleave (Comma Press, UK).  


More exciting news to follow!  


   

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Reading Balkans

April 2019
  

 
 
Writer-in-Residence at Goga residency, Novo mesto, Slovenia.
A beautiful experience.