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This article posted by Daniela Norris on Wednesday 1st July 2009

July 2009

Lots of exciting news for July, starting with a visit to ‘tropical’ Inverness in late June.

With the sun shining and an inspiring award ceremony, my short story ‘Hands’ won the second prize in the Neil Gunn competition. You can now read it or listen to it, as an audio file, on the Highlands website.

Crossing Qalandia, an exchange of letters between two women – an Israeli and a Palestinian, has found not one, but two, wonderful homes. It will be out early next year in Hebrew from Hakibutz Hameuhad in Israel, and in the UK, in English, from Reportage Press. This is not only exciting, but also very well timed. A wind of change is blowing in the air in Israel-Palestine

My short story A Reason to Go On has now appeared in the anthology Never Hit By Lightning edited by Tucker Lieberman and Andrew Tivey. See link above to buy!

Last but not least, book reviews on World Radio Switzerland this month include three fantastic books – one fiction, two non-fiction. The reviews for Pulitzer-winning Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, as well as The City of Z by David Grann and The Ayatollah Begs to Differ by Hooman Majd can be heard on World Radio Switzerland website.

Review of the wonderful collection Criminal Tendencies from independent publisher Crème de la Crime is posted on The Short Review (

Warm wishes for a hot summer,


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