Monday, January 16, 2012

I'm delighted to announce...

that I'm having another book! Now that the contract is signed, I can reveal that my second collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, will be published by excellent Bristol publisher Tangent Books. It will be a collection of fifty or so very short flash fictions written over the past few years.

Because Tangent are well known for their art books, such as Banksy's Bristol: Home Sweet Home, about Bristol's most famous graffiti artist,

as well as the Naked Guide to Bristol


and two collections of short fiction from Stanley Donwood, who also happens to be Radiohead "artist in residence"


this physical version of my book is going to be a beautiful object, which will involve a local Bristol illustrator too. So, truly a local affair and I will be involved in every step, which I am very very excited about!

The book and ebook will be published in Spring this year, I will reveal more details as they are decided upon. It's been 3 and a half years since The White Road and Other Stories came out, and I finally feel ready for another book, and slightly better equipped than I was the first time to deal with everything that comes with a new book. We are planning some special treats, a limited edition and other things... what fun!

54 comments:

Sarah Hilary said...

Lovely news, very exciting! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Congratulations, Tania! And I love the title.

Tania Hershman said...

Wow, Sarah, you were quick off the mark!

Susan, thanks so much! It's the title of one of my stories!

Diane Becker said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news :) Can't wait to hear more about it. Bought the Stanley Donwood before Christmas, it's a gorgeous book. x

Sara Crowley said...

Fabulous news. You know it deserves a huge whoooooooooooooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo :) Delighted for you, and oh my goodness, how exciting that it will be all pretty!

Miriam Drori said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

Tania Hershman said...

Diane, thank you! I saw you had Household Worms, hope you're enjoying it!

Sara, that's the best whoo-hoo ever!! And yes, will be very very pretty. Am a little tempted by... gold. Lots of gold :)

Miriam, thank you! All of your excitement for me makes it even more exciting!

jonathan pinnock said...

Massive congrats! Stanley Donwood's publishers - how cool is that?

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, Jon, I'm really excited about the fiction & art combination!

Nora said...

Congrats Tania!!!

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you, Nora!

Hayley N. Jones said...

Congratulations! :-)

katebrown said...

Sounds like it's going to be a very special book. Congratulations!

Wrath Of God Herself said...

It's an exciting thing, a second book, wish you all luck with it, sounds like a caring publisher too!

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, Hayley!

Kate, I hope so! I'll have to come and do a Berlin launch ;)

Susie, they are wonderful, a very small but very creative outfit, I am really excited about being involved in the design aspects! And yes, rather less nerve-wracking, a second book. I hope so, at least.

Brian George said...

Brilliant news, Tania. Congratulations! Really looking forward to reading the book.

Tania Hershman said...

Brian, thank you, your launch was a real inspiration to me, I hope mine will be as wonderful!

dan powell said...

Congratulations. Looks like this will be something special. Great news.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Oh it is SUCH a relief not to have to keep me mouth shut - you have NO IDEA.

As I seem to be in capitals - CONGRATULATIONS. Its been far too long since The White Road (long may that marvellous book keep selling!) and I cant wait to enjoy this one.

SO THERE.
vx

Tania Hershman said...

Dan, thank you, I hope so!

Vanessa, so glad to be able to put you out of your misery!!! SO THERE.

Marisa Birns said...

Congratulations, what happy news from you!

I loved The White Road, and look forward to reading more of your work.

Oscar Windsor-Smith said...

So pleased for you, Tania. I'll look forward to your new collection with baited credit card. I've almost arrived at the end of The White Road for the second time of travelling and I need more... MORE, DO YOU HEAR? *polite cough* Sorry about that. Don't usually lose control of my addictions so easily. ;)

Nicola Morgan said...

fabulous! Congratulations indeedy!

annie clarkson said...

brilliant news, how very exciting! Well Done! x

Tania Hershman said...

Marisa, thank you so much!

Oscar, I'm delighted that you have finally revealed your true and uncouth self ;)

Nicola, thank you so much!

Annie, thank you! I'm still a little overexcited...Strong drink called for :)

A. J. Ashworth said...

Many congrats, Tania! How exciting. Good luck with your second baby x

Laura said...

Congratulations, Tania! Lovely news x

Tania Hershman said...

Andrea, thank you, it does feel a little like that...!

Thanks, Laura!

Martha said...

Fantastic, well done! Brilliant news, really delighted for you and looking forward to seeing it already! x

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Great news Tania and congratulations!

Dan Purdue said...

Congratulations, Tania! Well done and good luck with putting it all together.

I had a look through the copy of "White Road and Other Stories" they have at the Hurst (Arvon) when I was there last week. Good stuff; I'll have to get myself a copy.

Short Story Bookclub (Steve) said...

Great stuff. Look forward to reading it.Love your flash-fictions.

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, Martha, me too!

Orfhlaith, thank you!

Dan, very kind of you!

Steve, thanks, I am intrigued to see how it is with a lot of them all in one place (flashes, that is!).

Bob Jacobs said...

Congrats, and good luck!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Great news. Congrats1

Sue Guiney said...

You're delighted to announce and I'm delighted to hear!!!! I absolutely can't wait to hold it in my little hands. I know it will be fantastic - not only the book (of course), but the whole experience. I'm doing a happy dance. Lots of love!

Jen Campbell said...

Excellent news! Very exciting indeed. xx

Caroline said...

Lovely news. I look forward to reading it.

Carys said...

This is lovely news. Congratulations.

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, Bob and Rachna!

Sue, I can picture you doing your happy dance, thanks for that!!

Jen, Caroline and Carys - thanks for celebrating with me!

Downith said...

Love the title! Congratulations.

Elizabeth Baines said...

What lovely news, Tania! Congratulations!

Lauri said...

Oh what wonderful wonderful news! Congrats!

Rachel Fenton said...

Huge congratulations, Tania - superb news!

Tania Hershman said...

Downith, thank you, that's really good to know.

thanks, Elizabeth!

Lauri - am trying to catch up with you, Ms "Sixteen Books"! ;)

Thank you so much, Rachel.

Jane said...

Woohoo!!!

Looking forward to celebrating this week!

xxx

Frances said...

Many congratulations on your new book, Tania!

The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy said...

Wonderful news! And I'm a fan of art and short fiction holding hands. Lovely news for you and your readers.
Ciao cat

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Very new and brilliant news...
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WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Wonderful, Tania. All I have to decide now is whether to get it as a real book or an e-book :)
Nuala x

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Dora Dee said...

2012 is turning out to be quite a year for you Tania! Congratulations and much continued success with your second collection of stories. I bought your first collection which I absolutely love.

Tania Hershman said...

Nuala - well, er, you could buy both? ;)

Dora, thank you so much!