Congratulations to Mona Dash on the publication of her short story collection, Let Us Look Elsewhere. The book, which was published last week by the excellent Dahlia Books, is officially launched tonight, June 24th.
Mona was shortlisted for the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize and is also the author of a novel, a memoir and two collections of poetry.
From Dahlia Books’ website: “A young boy refuses to ferry his boat. A woman orders a British accent to fit in. A lover sends messages into the void. Disconnection and desire go hand in hand in this powerful collection. From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the glitz and glamour of Vegas, and the everyday streets of London, these beautifully observed stories explore human frailties and triumph.”
Irenosen Okojie calls the collection: “wonderful, richly rendered and triumphant.”
We wish Mona enormous success with the collection and hope it finds many, many readers.
Mona Dash was shortlisted for the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize for her story, The Sense of Skin. It was published in our Volume 12 anthology by Tangent Books. https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-anthology-volume-12