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War Games


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Tania Hershman is the author of two story collections: My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions (Tangent Books, 2012), and The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008; commended, 2009 Orange Award for New Writers). Tania’s award-winning short stories and poetry have been widely published in print and online and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Tania is a 2014 Gladstone’s Library Writer-in-Residence, judge of the 2014 Bridport Flash Fiction Prize, and founder and curator of ShortStops (, celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland. From October 2014 she will be a Royal Literary Fund fellow at Bristol University and is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University exploring the intersection between fiction and particle physics. She is co-writer of the Writers and Artists Book Of The Short Story, to be published by Bloomsbury in December.

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