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Pangea author, Sarah Hilary, in Ilanot Review

Sarah Hilary’s short story, Forty-eight faces, is published in the new edition of the Ilanot Review:

This face, I dunno, it’s kinda like Mr. Ed’s. I remember back in sixth grade, my pal Benny saying they put nylon thread in Ed’s mouth, to keep his lips moving. I didn’t believe him. They wouldn’t do that to a horse, not even for TV.


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 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.

Pangea is Unputdownable

You all knew that, of course, but now the whole of Bristol in the UK is about to know it, too. Rebecca Lloyd and Sarah Hilary are reading at the Launch Pad session on Saturday 20 October as part of Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature. Rebecca will introduce the anthology and read The Fixer by Joel Willans. Sarah will read Trilby Kent’s Stealing their Churches behind them. If you’re in the area, do come along and support us. Bristol’s enjoying a whole week of literary events, involving pirates, caves, ghosts and books galore.

Cultural writing and inspiration: Pangea blog tour

Sarah Hilary invites Liesl Jobson and Fehmida Zakeer to talk about the cultural influences on their writing.

L: Writing is inevitably a way of homecoming at the most elemental level, a return to the core Self of the parts that split off in the daily business of living and get lost. My narratives are never planned. They always arrive, surprising me. The characters that appear are usually some aspect of myself, entirely symbolic, of course, but that is the medium of narrative.

F: My narratives start off as loops inside my head, and only the most persistent ones come down, the characters that refuse to go away until I write about them…so most of the time I’m familiar with my characters, I have lived with them for some days or weeks, I know their little quirks and fears…once everything is put down, there is a sense of relief, the nag-nag in my head disappears and I feel free.

Sarah Hilary interviewed over at Women Rule Writer

The Pangea blog tour has reached Galway in Ireland, where short story author and novelist, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, talks to Sarah Hilary about the inspiration behind her stories, one set at a wedding fair, another in a trailer park. Great to see Pangea getting around the world. Thanks, Nuala!

Launch of Pangea as witnessed by Deborah Rickard

The Pangea blog tour is over at ‘By Way of Kensal Green…’ today, where Bristol-based writer, Deborah Rickard, talks about the launch last Thursday, with readings by Vanessa Gebbie and Tom Williams.

Great photos, too.

Thanks, Debs, and also Blackwell’s who hosted the evening for us.

Pangea is here! Or, more accurately, Pangea is all over the world.