Monthly Archives: March 2019

Pre-order Ormeshadow

Ormeshadow, my first novella, will be released by Tor on 15th October 2019.

This story has been a long time in its evolution and I’m grateful to Ellen Datlow for her steely gaze.

Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time with Ormeshadow, a coming-of-age story as dark and rich as good soil.

Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin.

Uprooted from Bath by his father’s failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient land of chalk and ash and shadow. His uncle’s land crests the Orme, a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has.

Read Tor annoucement.

You can pre-order already from Amazon USA, Amazon UK

Horror Round-Up 2018 by Ellen Datlow

I am eternally grateful to Ellen Datlow for her support of my work and for including my collection in her summary of horror for 2018, published by Locus.

Priya SharmaThere were a number of notable collections published, including All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma (Undertow), the long overdue debut of this talented author’s work, featuring 16 stories published since 2006, two of them original. Sharma makes a graceful shift between the fantastic and horror genres, and many of her stories have been in­cluded in Best of the Year anthologies. Her novelette “Fabulous Beasts” was nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award and won the British Fantasy Award. Highly recommended.

Read Ellen’s full article here.


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All the Fabulous Beasts arrives in Edinburgh


A big thank you to Mike Calder of Transreal Fiction, 46 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE for stocking my book.


Graham Sleight for Locus

Thanks to Graham Sleight for including me in Firsts and Lasts, his round-up of the year for Locus magazine:

All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma (Undertow) was a debut collection: strange, powerful, ambitious, and direct.

Read the full article.


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Year in Review: 2018 by Paula Guran

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Thanks to Paula Guran for mentioning  “All the Fabulous Beasts” in her review of the year for Locus magazine.

Read full article here.

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Pen Recycling

TerraCycle is a global company that’s become a leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste.  I am a passionate fountain pen user but have my fair share of disposable pens, so am excited by their Writing Instruments Recycling Programme.

They offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help collect and recycle waste. They have programmes for pens, crisp packets, cigarette waste, to name just a few. You can even become a drop-off point for items and raise money for charity or a local school.

Check out the website for more information, including drop-off points in the UK.



Transreal Fiction

I recently visited writer-extraordinaire Georgina Bruce in Edinburgh and saw the sights. She took me to a bookshop called Transreal Fiction in Candlemaker Row.

Transreal_logo_400x400It’s a marvellous subspecies of independent bookshop specialising in science-fiction and fantasy. Yes, science-fiction and fantasy. It’s a breath of fresh air to find wonderfully curated stock that includes books from smaller presses as well as the mainstream titles. An added bonus is Mike Calder, who is clearly lovely as well as knowledgeable about his subject.

I bought two novels. One was “Kindred” by Octavia Butler, which I’m embarrassed to say  I’ve never read. The other “Cold Skin” by Albert Sanchez Piñol, which is completely new to me.

I’m always thrilled to see books by writers I know in bookshops. Transreal had work by Ramsey Campbell, Alison Littlewood and Catherine Cavendish. And it was great to see TTA’s Black Static and Interzone out in the wild too.