Tania Hershman

Location UK
Occupation Writer
Website http://www.taniahershman.com

Books by Tania Hershman
  • by Tania Hershman
    Tangent Books, 2012.

  • by Tania Hershman
    Salt Publishing, 2008.
  • About Me

    I am a short story writer and poet living in the north of England. I am the author of three story collections: Some Of Us Glow More Than Others (Unthank Books, 2017) My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions (Tangent Books, 2012), and The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008; commended, 2009 Orange Award for New Writers), and two books of poetry: Terms and Conditions (Nine Arches Press, 2017) and Nothing Here is Wild, Everything is Open (Southword, 2016).

    My short stories and poetry have been widely published in print and online and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4. My poems won 3rd prize in the 2014 Ruskin Poetry Prize and have been published in Magma, Obsessed with Pipework, Butcher's Dog, Poems in Which, Poem magazine, Amaryllis, and Ink, Sweat & Tears.

    I am curator of ShortStops (www.shortstops.info), celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, a Royal Literary Fund fellow, I have a PhD in Creative Writing inspired by particle physics, from Bath Spa University.

    I am co-author of the new book, Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, Dec 2014). www.taniahershman.com

    Why do you write?

    Because I have to, otherwise how would i know what I think?

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Ali Smith,
    Alice Munro,
    AL Kennedy
    Janice Galloway
    Roy Kesey
    Some books:

    Etgar Keret & Samir el-Youssef "Gaza Blues"

    Melvin J. Bukiet "A Faker's Dozen"

    Rusty Barnes "Breaking it Down"

    Roy Kesey "All Over"

    John Klima (ed) "Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories"

    Kelley Eskridge "Dangerous Space"

    18 Lies and 3 Truths: StoryQuarterly 2007 Annual

    Aimee Bender "Wilful Creatures"

    Paddy O'Reilly "The End of the World"

    Annie Clarkson "Winter Hands"

    Yannick Murphy "In a Bear's Eye"

    Declan Meade (ed) "Let's Be Alone Together"

    Lise Erdrich "Night Train"

    Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing

    Alexandra Chasin "Kissed By"

    Tamar Yellin "Kafka in Bronteland"

    Mary Miller "Big World"

    Ali Smith "The First Person and Other Stories"

    Petina Gappah "An Elegy for Easterly"

    Tania Hershman's Wall

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 25, 2012

    So lovely to meet you at KGB Tania! One of my highlights of the entire trip! Your book is wonderful and I hope our paths cross again sometime soon.

    Tina Barry – Jun 25, 2012

    Hi, Tania. Thank you--and right back at you. And big congrats on your book. I want a copy. Please tell me where to order it.

    Marcus Speh – Feb 12, 2012

    muchas gracias, dear tania for favoring "happy feet". a happy penguin thanks you.

    Rachel J. Fenton – Jan 09, 2012

    Hullo, Tania, great to see you here - looking forward to reading more of you :)

    Meg Pokrass – Jan 04, 2012

    you are already mysterious enough!

    Marcus Speh – Nov 28, 2011

    hi tania, good to see you here & many thanks for commenting on "The Serious Writer Occupies Wall Street". have you been to st paul's tent settlement when in london? i never made it there, too little time during my last visit. toodle-pip to you!

    Kathy Fish – May 01, 2011

    Thank you, Tania! Look forward to reading you in Matter Journal!

    Oscar Windsor-Smith – Nov 13, 2010

    Hello, Tania. Good to find you over here. Hope I can make you one of my 'contacts', once I can find out how to do that. :) I'm @OscarWindsor over on Twitter, BTW.



    Jack Swenson – Mar 21, 2010

    Tania, Thank you for your kind words about "The Birds." You are a great reviewer!

    David Erlewine – Sep 09, 2009

    Thanks for the note, Tania. Great story you posted! Best of luck with the grant.

    David Erlewine – Sep 07, 2009

    Tania, thanks kindly for your comments on "The Fair". Thrilled you liked it. How's the move going???? David

    Dave Clapper – Aug 28, 2009

    Hi, Tania!

    Would you join the SmokeLong group, and add "Coat and Shoes" to the stories there?


    Michelle Tandoc – Feb 04, 2009

    Hi, T! :)

    Corey Zeller – Nov 15, 2008

    I really liked "My Name is Henry" and would like to read more of your stuff.

    Sara Crowley – Nov 14, 2008

    Hey Tania!

    Meg Pokrass – Oct 28, 2008

    Hi Tania! Great to see you here!

    Tania Hershman – Oct 28, 2008

    Thanks Kat, it's very exciting! My virtual book tour kicks off today, see www.thewhiteroadandotherstories.com


    Katrina Denza – Oct 28, 2008

    Hi, Tania!

    Congratulations on your book!


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