About the Author
Born in London in 1970, Tania Hershman moved to Jerusalem in 1994, and after 15 years in Israel, she moved to Bristol with her partner and two cats in August 2009. After making a living for 13 years as a science journalist, writing for publications such as WIRED, New Scientist, the MIT Technology Review and Business 2.0, Tania Hershman gave it all up to write fiction. Tania's first collection, The White Road and Other Stories, was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. Tania's fiction, plays and film scripts, have won or been shortlisted for various prizes,nominated for a Pushcart Prize, been published in print and online, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and performed. she blogs about writing at TaniaWrites. Tania Hershman is currently writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University, working on a second collection, of short stories inspired by spending time in a biochemistry lab, with funding from Arts Council England. She is also currently doing a mini writing- residency running creative writing workshops for asylum seekers at Bristol Refugee Rights, as part of English PEN's Big Writing for a Small World project. Tania is the founder and editor of The Short Review, an online journal dedicated to reviewing short story collections and anthologies and showcasing short story authors. Tania's second short story collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, will be published in Spring 2012 by Tangent Books and will contain fifty or so very short stories.