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Pangea author, Oonah Joslin, wins Poetry Contest

oonah_and_esmeCongratulations to Oonah Joslin whose poem, Understanding Graphite, won the Postcard Spring Poetry Contest. Oonah’s short story, Missy’s Summer, is published in the Pangea anthology, available for sale here.



Pangea author publishes new short story collection

LogoCongratulations to Liesl Jobson on the publication of her latest collection, Ride the Tortoise. Liesl’s story, Boston Brown Bread, was published in Pangea in 2o12.

She writes with panache and hypnotic honesty about topics as diverse as anorexia, cleaning the oven, the terror of losing a child, exile, infidelity and desire. Few writers are as assured in traversing the terrain of loss and fear. Yet there is quirky humour and sly surprise in these stories told from the perspectives of the policewoman, art teacher, athlete, bassoonist, lover and mother. Treat yourself: these dark chocolate and bitter orange stories are erotic, edgy and wise.

Pangea author signs with Headline

Udumbara_1588016cSarah Hilary has signed a two-book deal with UK publisher, Headline. Her debut crime novel, Someone Else’s Skin, will be published in February 2014. Sarah has two stories in Pangea: LoveFM, and The Wedding Fair.

I am thrilled to bits to be able to say that Headline will be publishing my first two crime novels.

Pangea editor in India today


Rebecca Lloyd is conducting the Out of Print workshop on ‘dialogue in short fiction’ that extends the Lekhana theme of ‘writing the spoken word’ to the short story. Writers will develop a short piece and examine the impact of dialogue on the story. Each piece will be critiqued, allowing writers to take away powerful lessons in the structuring and crafting of short stories.

Pangea author wins the Cheshire Prize for Literature

Pangea author, Sarah Hilary, won the Cheshire Prize for Literature at a ceremony held in December 2012.

Sarah (…) from Bristol took the £2,000 prize for her short story entitled Udumbara in Lytham St Anne’s. She was presented with her award by guest speaker Loyd, who was awarded a Doctor of Letters degree in 2007 by the University of Chester in recognition of his heritage work.

Happy Christmas from Pangea

196751077441943915_oaDlcyrP_bFor twelve days from 25 December, the Pangea anthology will cost just 99p for Kindle. Enjoy!

With stories by twenty-five writers from thirteen countries, Pangea, (meaning ‘all lands’ or ‘all earth’) features diverse and distinctive voices; quiet voices, brave voices, tender voices, and haunting voices. The authors include journalists, scientists, a lawyer, a costume designer, a crofter in the Scottish highlands, a writer-in-residence at a young offenders’ prison, and many more. Their stories range from the raw intensity of a man’s failure on a road in Scotland to the dramatic preparations for a big birthday party in Nigeria, or the moment a young man comes face-to-face with his Bollywood idol.


Authors: John Bolland, Indira Chandrasekhar, Andy Charman, Tara Conklin, Emmanuella Dekonor, Mary Farquharson, Vanessa Gebbie, Sarah Hilary, Liesl Jobson, Oonah Joslin, Trilby Kent, Juli Klass, Sarah Leipciger, Clayton Lister, Rebecca Lloyd, Katie Mayes, Shola Olowu-Asante, Tom Remer Williams, Caroline Robinson, Lisa Marie Trump, Stephen Tyson, Jennifer Walmsley, Dee Weaver, Joel Willans, Fehmida Zakeer.

Editors: Indira Chandrasekhar and Rebecca Lloyd.

Pangea in The Hindu

NewsPaperTheHinduVery happily, Pangea appears in the books page of The Hindu.

The Hindu is one of India’s oldest national newspapers and has among the widest circulations in the country. It is published out of the South Indian city of Chennai. The books page, highly regarded in literary circles, appears on the first Sunday of every month. The print edition carries an image of the Pangea cover.