KJ Hannah Greenberg
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About KJ Hannah Greenberg
KJ Hannah Greenberg, who only pretends at being indomitable, tramps across literary genres and giggles in her sleep. As well, she eats oatmeal and keeps company with a prickle of (sometimes rabid) imaginary hedgehogs. She's been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature, once for The Best of the Net, and helps out as an Associate Editor at Bewildering Stories.
Titles By KJ Hannah Greenberg
“I tell tales that would never make it into coffee table books,” KJ Hannah Greenberg declares in her latest book of essays, “My words are covered in forests that glow at night or seek paths among the guts of aliens’ thinking machines.” In forty-eight unapologetic and sometimes hilarious compositions incorporating Jerusalem cabbies, lizards, and communication theory, Greenberg configures and reconfigures the layers of her identity—successful professional writer, wife, mother, and American-born Orthodox Jew living in Israel—while providing surreally frank, sometimes painful insights into what it takes to reconcile those roles.
At once challenging, exuberant, and defiantly strange, these wry reports from the front lines of postmillennial freelancing joyously recount the hormonal roller-coaster of teaching modern rhetoric to college students while pregnant, the unforeseen pitfalls of instructing therapists in creative writing, and the trials and tribulations of dragooning sometimes reluctant children into the editing process. Yet Greenberg’s writings are also unsettling and coded, hinting between the lines at the complex, sometimes tense intersections between career, family, and the creative life.
"Terms like "magical realism," "slipstream" or "contemporary fantasy" are too narrow to contain all the different flavors of KJ Hannah Greenberg's prose. Flowing from the fantastical to the mundane, from optimism to nihilism with astonishing ease, Hannah is equally at home in flash fiction and short fiction, offering us an unstoppable ride of acute emotions and bold narrative style. At the same time brutal and beautiful, cynic and full of a well concealed hope, her stories are never predictable. Dive in." Alex Mandarino, editor, Hyperpulp
"I've loved Greenberg's writing since the first story of hers I published at Raphael's Village many years ago now, and I continue to love her writing today. This is another wonderful collection from an author who magically turns everyday stories into modern fairy tales for children and adults alike." Gini Koch, author of the Alien Separation from DAW Books
"KJ’s short stories will immerse you in a river of humanity. You will swim with wild things, bob alone in balmy calm backwaters, struggle through raging torrents, meander in mud, and ultimately be pushed into a speculative ocean of desire for more."
Ion Newcombe, editor, AntipodeanSF
"A collection of stories that's as brave as it is entertaining and insightful. KJ Hannah Greenberg is one of the world's most naturally gifted writers, able to capture moments and emotions in time and inject them effortlessly into your soul. Leave this book at your peril; absorb it like it's the last book you'll ever read."
Colin Galbraith, editor, The Ranfurly Review
"Greenberg has really come into her own in the last few years. She's a rising star and "Kerfluffles" only drives that home. Definitely a must read."
E.S. Wynn, editor, Weirdyear