Intense and atmospheric, sometimes funny and always honest, these stories are narratives about women in love, in confusion, in isolation. Nadjarian writes about love and loss, human contact and entanglement with the haunting resonance of dream and fable. Her characters are all searching for something missing from their seemingly ordinary lives and the spare, nuanced prose gives the reader a glimpse into their secrets, fears and, essentially, the human heart.
Nora Nadjarian lives in Nicosia, Cyprus. She has published three collections of poetry: THE VOICE AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS (2001), CLEFT IN TWAIN (2003) and 25 WAYS TO KISS A MAN (2004). Her second poetry collection CLEFT IN TWAIN was cited by The Guardian in an article on the literature of the new European Union member states in 2004. In addition to a book of short stories, LEDRA STREET (2006) and a book of fairy-tale inspired microfiction GIRL, WOLF, BONES (2011), she has had work published online and in journals in the UK, the United States, Australia and elsewhere. Her stories have won prizes and commendations in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, the Binnacle International Ultra-Short Competition and the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize.