Friday, June 10, 2016

An interview with Aesthetica Magazine

Photo via Aesthetica Magazine

Last December, I was beyond thrilled to be named a finalist for the 2015 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Their anthology is eagerly awaited by agents, writers and reviewers, so it was an honor to be included in its pages.

Due to the vagaries of the South African postal service, I only finally got to handle a copy when I returned to Ireland for a short break in May. To celebrate, I did a short interview with Alexandra from Aesthetica Magazine, on gaining representation (more on that soon), the influence traveling and working abroad has had on my writing, and the novel I am currently working on.

Here I am, being my usual articulate self:
When short stories do work, they are extremely rewarding: an entire, polished thing, which has sometimes been achieved quite quickly. But I have no idea how to write one; it’s still a mystery. 
You can read the rest of the interview here.

Or read an excerpt from my short story, 'Stafford Street', which landed me a place as a finalist for the 2015 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Find out how to enter the 2016 Award here

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