"Priya Sharma has been writing and publishing short stories for over a
decade, and I'm delighted that she's finally receiving the recognition her
work deserves. She's extremely skillful in creating characters with whom
we can empathize-no matter their deeds-leading her readers down
roads of beauty and horror. I especially love her award-winning novelette
'Fabulous Beasts, ' a perfect piece of storytelling."
-Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year series
"The only fault I find with Priya Sharma's work is that there's not more of
it! Her stories range in theme and even style, but each is beautifully written.
This debut collection is well worth having."
-Paula Guran, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror series
"Priya Sharma is a consummate storyteller. She writes from the heart,
with passion, warmth and authority. Her stories, focusing largely on familial
relationships and traditions, brim not only with ideas but with humanity,
and her characters are so vividly and exquisitely wrought that they
seem to live and breathe beyond the confines of the page. Like Stephen
King and Alice Munro, she has the ability to convey so much in prose that
is concise, elegant and unfussy, and as a result her stories offer you the
best of both worlds: they are both instantly accessible and exhilaratingly
-Mark Morris, Author of The Obsidian Heart Trilogy / Editor of New
"Priya Sharma explores liminality and otherness with skill and verve in
her engaging and haunting stories."
-Alison Moore, Author of the Man Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse
‘Priya Sharma explores liminality and otherness with skill and verve in her engaging and haunting stories.’
–Alison Moore, Author of the Man Booker shortlisted ‘The Lighthouse’
“Priya Sharma has been writing and publishing short stories for over a decade, and I’m delighted that she’s finally receiving the recognition her work deserves.
She’s extremely skillful in creating characters with whom we can empathize–no matter their deeds–leading her readers down roads of beauty and horror. I especially love her award-winning novelette ‘Fabulous Beasts,’ a perfect piece of storytelling.”
–Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year series
Priya Sharma is a doctor from the UK who also writes short fiction. Her work has appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Albedo one and Tor.com, among others. She’s been anthologised in various annual Best of anthologies by editors like Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Jonathan Strahan and Johnny Mains. Her story “Fabulous Beasts” was on the Shirley Jackson Award shortlist and won a British Fantasy Award.