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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fiction 2008: Being Normal by Stephen Shieber

More news about our Fiction 2008 project. In August, Tonto Books will publish Being Normal, a collection of short stories by Stephen Shieber. Stephen's stories have been published in the Tonto anthologies, and this is his first solo collection. 'The collection is called "Being Normal" because none of the characters are particularly normal,' says Stephen. 'It would be boring if they were.'

As part of the project, Stephen will work with acclaimed short story author and novelist Laura Hird. Laura's story collections include Hope and Other Urban Tales, and she does much to promote short stories and new writing via her website www.laurahird.com. 'I'm a huge fan of Stephen's work and will really enjoy working with him,' says Laura.

The Tonto Books Fiction 2008 Project is supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England. As part of the project we are also running a New Novelist competition. See our previous post here.


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