I am indebted to the organisers of The Asham Award for their most generous review of Words from a Glass Bubble.
This stunning range of work is not afraid to explore the darker side of human emotion, yet allows us to see the light which often wavers at the end of the bleakest and longest tunnel.
These beautifully written stories are in the best literary tradition, lyrical yet understated.
For the rest of this review and to read what they say about Short Circuit, the forthcoming short story text book from Salt Publishing, see the News section of the Asham Award Website, HERE You can also read up on the finalists of this year's award, and read other news especially about Julia Widdow's novel.
Short Circuit contains a brilliant chapter entitled 'Writing into the Void' from Marian Garvey, last year's winner of the Asham Award for new Women Writers.
I am delighted to say that I have agreed to read for the next Asham Award. What a lovely thing to be asked to do.