Well what a nice day! I just found out Starlings has been long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. I’m extremely pleased, especially given the excellence of the other story collections. Is Starlings a short story collection or a novel? The answer is I’m not actually sure – it’s sort of both! I’m glad they thought it counted as a collection because it has made me very happy to be on that list.

I also managed to survive manning the Stanford Juniors cake sale and got a Google laptop light as a present! The planets must be aligned.