Some exciting bits of news have come across my virtual desk this week and it’s only Tuesday evening!
Firstly, Ticonderoga Publications has announced a forthcoming collection of stories by A Bertram Chandler Award-winning, internationally respected writer and researcher Lucy Sussex. The collection has a working title of Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies and is scheduled for publication in mid-2011. Read more.
For those in Melbourne who can’t wait that long, Lucy Sussex will be launching her non-fiction book, Saltwater in the Ink, a collection of 19th century diaries as a free event at the Melbourne Writers’ festival. There’ll be performances from the Rogues Choir as well as dramatised readings, and I have it on good authority that those coming along in Victorian garb will be made more than welcome!
When: 11.30am, 29 August 2010
Where: Feddish, Federation Square, Melbourne.
In other news from Ticonderoga Publication, there is also a collection of stories by Ditmar and Chronos Award-winner and new sensation Felicity Dowker to which we can look forward to reading . . . albeit a long way forward. The collection is tentatively titled Bread and Circuses and scheduled for publication in 2012. It’s certainly a book I’m keen to have on my shelf! Read more.
And finally, Necroscope, the official zombie fiction review blog, is having a subscription drive. For the chance to win a whole swag of tasty undead goodness, simply visit the site and become a “Shambler” (click on the follow button). A winner will be drawn at random on 16 September 2010, so get clicking!