It’s great to see that a new short story collection, I Am the Mask Maker and other stories by Rhiannon Lewis was published by Victorina Press earlier this month, the same publisher who brought out Rhiannon’s debut novel, My Beautiful Imperial.
The new collection features some of Rhiannon’s stories that have won or been shortlisted in writing competitions, including her 2018 BSSP shortlisted story, The Significance of Swans.
On their website Victorina Press say: “I Am the Mask Maker and other stories brings together eleven of Rhiannon Lewis’s compelling short stories. They transport us to places as varied as plague-ridden Renaissance Venice, a failing antiquarian bookshop in inner-city London, a struggling family farm in 1960s’ West Wales, and a soon to be discontinued Heaven where the angels are packing up to leave. Vividly drawn, with wit and subtlety, Lewis’s characters are determined not to be pawns in worlds where the odds are stacked against them; to thrive, they often come up with solutions that are unconventional and unexpected.”
Many congratulations to Rhiannon, it’s wonderful to see more of her more being published.
Rhiannon Lewis’s short story The Significance of Swans was shortlisted for the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize. It is available in our Volume 11 anthology published by Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-11