Saturday, July 05, 2008

Go out and buy this book!

My writing friend Kuzhali Manickavel has just published her first short story collection, the wonderfully-titled "Insects are just like you and me except some of them have wings". If you like humorous, offbeat, moving and lyrical short stories, then this book is for you. Kuzhali's writing has appeared in Subtropics, CakeTrain, Edifice Wrecked, Smokelong Quarterly, Per Contra and others.

Miranda July, winner of the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, said of Kuzhali's collection:
Not merely lyrical and strange, but also deadpan funny. I can't shake the feeling that I know this woman, personally--like we hung out at a party or something. But I don't, and we didn't. She's just that good.
She is. That good. Buy a copy direct from her publishers, Blaft.


Women Rule Writer said...

Well, I'm sold! I shall do just that.

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, WRW, for being so obedient! There are quite a few books I should instruct my loyal blog readers to head out and buy, not least of which are all three of your books, Vanessa's collection, Words from A Glass Bubble and others. How wonderful to have books by friends to recommend! A real thrill.

Kuzhali Manickavel said...

Oh how nice, merci beaucoup :)


Tania Hershman said...

My pleasure. Apparently, WRW has ordered t already. So obedient! :)