My novella manuscript,Late Sonata, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Seizure Viva La Novella Award. The winners will be announced and their books published in September. The publisher describes my short novel this way: “Inspired by the structure of a piece by Beethoven, Late Sonata follows musicologist Talia and her novelist husband as they deal with the effects of dementia, revelations of infidelity and the death of their concert pianist son. This is a formally sophisticated and emotionally engaging novella.”
It was a privilege to be interviewed by Jesse Mulligan on Radio New Zealand about my book, Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey, which is a finalist for the Wiley Charitable Trust Book Award:
My book, Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey has been published with Palgrave Macmillan. It has been called “beautifully written and cogently argued” and a “must read for anyone interested in art, literature, and the role of conscious attention in the discovery of new meaning and beauty in the world.”
My poem “Tranquil” has been named a finalist in the 2017 Montreal International Poetry Prize.
A panel of judges selected 50 poems from 2200 entries submitted from 70 countries. Five finalists will appear on the site each day for the next 10 days, followed by an announcement of the winner: http://montrealprize.com/