I have some news to share. One of my short stories will be appearing in an upcoming anthology called The Outcast Hours, curated by the amazing editor duo Jared Shurin and Mahvesh Murad.
Jared and Mahvesh are the brilliant team behind The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, a decadent and exotic collection of stories centred around the legendary djinn. (Read my review here).
The Outcast Hours is a themed collection of stories by a wonderful array of authors such as China Miéville (OMG!), Lauren Beukes, Will Hill, S.L Grey, Lavie Tidhar, Daniel Polansky and more. The fact that my name will be appearing alongside China Miéville in an anthology is still sinking in.
The theme of this collection is noir, or quite literally – of the night.
Here’s a little description from Goodreads:
We live our lives in the daylight. Our stories take place under the sun: bright, clear, unafraid.
This is not a book of those stories.
These are the stories of people who live at night; under neon and starlight, and never the light of day.
These are the stories of poets and police; writers and waiters; gamers and goddesses; tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers.
These are their lives. These are their stories. And this is their time.
The Outcast Hours hits shelves February 2019 and is available for pre-order here.