A small bit of nice news: my story “Trainspotting in Winesburg”, which appeared in my Holocaust collection Concentration (PS Publishing UK), has been bought by the Shanghai Guo Yue Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd. (aka Future Affairs Administration).
I’m pleased to announce that Concentration, my collection of holocaust stories, will be published by PS Publishing in November. It will also contain an original story called “Trainspotting in Winesburg”, which is set in a future Australia.
In her introduction to the book, critic and scholar Marleen Barr writes:
In Jack Dann’s Holocaust visions, “imagination is used to enrich reality, not to escape from it.” His “invented, alternate worlds” are related to the ones Faulkner and Márquez create. But Yoknapatawpha and Macondo are not Jewish neighborhoods. Dann is a Faulkner and a Márquez for Jews. His fantastic retellings of the horror stories Nazis made real are “more truth than fantasy.” Dann imbues the Holocaust with the fantastic to liberate it from the constraints of temporal reality and, via using writing as a time machine, transports it to the new light of present and future relevance.
Looking forward to November, as my showcase PS Australia collection Dreaming in the Dark will also be published. This volume really shows off the extraordinary talent we have in Australia…and will truly be a showcase for the new PS Australia imprint. Oh, did I mention that I’m its MD? <Grin>