We’re excited to once again be headed Down Under to meet with authors and readers.
We have two events planned that all are welcome to attend:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Writing about Animals: Literature’s evolving relationship with the animal kingdom
November 10th, 3 to 5pm
At the University of Canterbury
New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies
Engineering Core Lecture Theatre, Building E12
November 26, 4 to 5:30 pm
At the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre
If you have any questions or would like to meet us along the way, please contact us.
Among Animals contributor Suzanne Kamata’s new book, The Mermaids of Lake Michigan, has just been released, and she also has a new cat editor, a Siamese named Mii.
My son found her by the riverbank, or rather she found him. She has been a delightful addition to our household. She often traipses across the keyboard while I am writing, adding characters as she goes. Not sure exactly what she’s trying to tell me, but I’m trying to figure it out!
Congratulations to Suzanne! Learn more about her work here and here, and click here to check out Among Animals.
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Among Animals 2, the second edition of our popular anthology of short fiction that explores the relationships among animals and humans.
Last week, we celebrated the book’s publication in Australia with a seminar on writing about animals at the University of Sydney.
We are grateful to Peter John Chen, Dinesh Wadiwel, and Sascha Morrell for making this event possible; we enjoyed a lively discussion about animals and society as well as the depiction of animals in literature. It was also a great pleasure to hear Sascha Morrell read from her beautiful story, “Roo,” which appears in the anthology.
And stay tuned for more Among Animals events here in the U.S.!
On Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m., contributors Rachel King and Catherine Evleshin will read from their stories at Annie Bloom’s in Portland, Oregon. Click here for details.
On Friday, October 14, at 7 p.m. Charlotte Malerich will read from her story at The Potter’s House in Washington, D.C. The reading will be followed by a discussion about animals as part of the larger social justice movement. Click here for details.
For more information on the anthology, please feel free to subscribe to our mailing list. And do keep an eye on the blog: We will be posting interviews with our contributors in the coming weeks, in which you can learn more about these talented authors and the inspiration behind their stories. Here is our list of contributors and their stories:
To order your own copy of Among Animals 2, click here.
Over on my blog, I’ve been writing about authors and their cat editors, and among them are three contributors to the first edition of Among Animals. Learn more about the brilliant felines behind these wonderful writers…
Diane Lefer and Junie (click here to read more about Diane’s many muses…)
Suzanne Kamata and Sumi (learn more about these two here):
Jean Ryan and Tango, whom you can learn more about here.
We would like to officially thank these felines for keeping these terrific authors in their chairs; without them, we may not have received their stories, and we are most grateful. And if you have a feline muse of your own, please feel free to get in touch!
We are delighted with this new review of our critically acclaimed anthology, Among Animals, from Society & Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies: “…a rich collection of stories that constitute not only a good read, but also a substantial text for an Animal Studies course…the collection demands an acknowledgment of the vulnerability, fierceness, and beauty of its subjects.”
Indeed, the first edition of Among Animals has been adopted for numerous courses, in the fields of both animal studies and literature, and we are excited to report that Among Animals 2 is well under way.
We plan to post an excerpt soon, but for now you can click here to get a glimpse of what’s to come — more thoughtful, engaging stories about our complicated relationship with our fellow creatures.