“Falling” nominated for Pushcart Prize

I’m thrilled and honored to announce that my short story, “Falling,” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A fabulist retelling of Frank Lloyd Wright’s construction of the Fallingwater house, “Falling” takes real-life architectural history and bends it into horror.

You can find the story in Flying Ketchup Press’ new speculative fiction anthology, Tales from the Deep. The book features art by Alex Eikhoff (including the painting of Fallingwater in this post). Learn more about the story and the book in my newsletter post from October 2022.

The inventive Flying Ketchup Press has also crafted more ways to celebrate the book. You can now also order posters based on the story, book, and other great stories and wonderful authors in the anthology here.

“Falling” was a story long in the making (and writing)—it is such a pleasant surprise for it to be recognized with a nomination.

Read “On Fallingwater and ‘Tales from the Deep'” in The Usonian

My short story “Falling”—a ghost story inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s construction of Fallingwater—has just been published in Flying Ketchup Press’ fiction anthology “Tales from the Deep,” available from Amazon in paperback and ebook.

You can learn more about the historical background to the short story in the latest post of The Usonian newsletter. Read it here.

Read “The Usonian Interviews, No. 14: Cypriot poet and writer Stephanos Stephanides on ‘The Wind Under My Lips'” in The Usonian

This week in a crossover post in The Usonian and The Cyprus Files, an interview with the accomplished Cypriot poet Stephanos Stephanides on his book-length work of poetry and memory fiction, The Wind Under My Lips—a book the engages deeply with the author’s Cypriot identity and the recent history of Cyprus.

Thanks for reading!