All the Fabulous Beasts is a collection of some of my short stories. Mike Kelly of Undertow Publications has done a wonderful job of putting this together. The beautiful artwork is by C7 Shiina (paperback) and Jeffrey Alan Love (hardback). Vince Haig is responsible for the layout.
ToC: The Crow Palace / Rag and Bone / The Anatomist’s Mnemonic / Egg / The Sunflower Seed Man / The Ballad of Boomtown / The Show / Pearls / The Absent Shade / Small Town Stories / Fish Skins / The Rising Tide / The Englishman / The Nature of Bees / A Son of The Sea / Fabulous Beasts
Priya Sharma has been writing and publishing short stories for over a
decade, and I’m delighted that she’s finally receiving the recognition her
work deserves. She’s extremely skillful in creating characters with whom
we can empathize-no matter their deeds-leading her readers down
roads of beauty and horror. I especially love her award-winning novelette
‘Fabulous Beasts,’ a perfect piece of storytelling.
-Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year series
The only fault I find with Priya Sharma’s work is that there’s not more of
it! Her stories range in theme and even style, but each is beautifully written.
This debut collection is well worth having.
-Paula Guran, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror series
Priya Sharma is a consummate storyteller. She writes from the heart,
with passion, warmth and authority. Her stories, focusing largely on familial
relationships and traditions, brim not only with ideas but with humanity,
and her characters are so vividly and exquisitely wrought that they
seem to live and breathe beyond the confines of the page. Like Stephen
King and Alice Munro, she has the ability to convey so much in prose that
is concise, elegant and unfussy, and as a result her stories offer you the
best of both worlds: they are both instantly accessible and exhilaratingly
-Mark Morris, Author of The Obsidian Heart Trilogy / Editor of New
Priya Sharma explores liminality and otherness with skill and verve in
her engaging and haunting stories.
-Alison Moore, Author of the Man Booker-shortlisted The Lighthouse
Priya Sharma’s stories are indeed fabulous beasts, chimeras composed of the fantastic and deeply human, bound together by sinewy sentences, their strange hearts richly alive. The chorus of their animal mouths announces the arrival of a major voice. John Langan, Locus