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Laura Mauro

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Laura Mauro was born and raised in London and now lives in Essex under extreme duress. Her short story 'Looking for Laika' won the British Fantasy award for Best Short Fiction in 2018, and 'Sun Dogs' was shortlisted for the 2017 Shirley Jackson award in the Novelette category. Her debut collection, 'Sing Your Sadness Deep' is out now from Undertow Books. She likes Japanese wrestling, Finnish folklore and Russian space dogs. She blogs sporadically at lauramauro.com ...more

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I'm so glad you enjoyed SYSD! I would highly recommend All The Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma, which has quite rightly won several awards. Get In Trouble by Kelly Link is slightly more fantastical but still has a strong sense of atmosphere, as does Singing With All My Skin And Bone by Sunny Moraine. One of my personal favourite collections in recent years is North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud.

Outside of short fiction, Bodies of Water by VH Leslie is deliciously eerie. And perhaps my favourite eerie novel of all time is Dark Matter by Michelle Paver(less)
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“That’s all love is, when you strip it down to the bare bones. A loaded gun to the temple with someone else’s finger on the trigger.”
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Laura Mauro You're kidding! The author is someone my husband speaks to on a British football forum - they were talking about it and it sounded like something I'd like. Turns out I loved the book. What a small world it is!

(Lovely to hear from you, by the way!)
Laura/MissMonkeh


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Ellen H Hi, Laura:

You read Tails of a Country Garden ??? My brother-in-law wrote it!!!

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