What links a café in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They're among the multiple venues where award-winning writer Tania Hershman sets her unique tales in this spellbinding debut collection.
Tania Hershman (www.taniahershman.com) is a former science journalist originally from London and, after 15 years living in Jerusalem, Israel, is now based in Bristol, UK. Commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers, her first short story collection, The White Road and Other Stories (www.thewhiteroadandotherstories.com), is published by Salt Modern Fiction. Her second collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano:Fictions, is published on May 3rd by Tangent Books.
Tania studied maths and physics, and in 2010 became the first writer-in-residence in Bristol University's Faculty of Science, embedding in labs to inspire short stories. She is also one of the judges of the 2012 Royal Society Winton prize for popular science books.
Tania's short stories have been published in print and online in publications including the London Magazine, PANK, Smokelong Quarterly, Riptide, Cafe Irreal, the Hiss Quarterly, Front&Centre, Vestal Review, and Riffing on Strings, an anthology of fiction inspired by String Theory. She has had three stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Tania is the Grand Prize winner of the Binnacle's 2009 Ultra Short Competition, European regional winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's short story competition and joint winner of the 2008 Biscuit Publishing Flash Fiction competition. One of her stories has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
She is the founder and editor of The Short Review (www.theshortreview.com), a site dedicated to reviewing short story collections and anthologies.