This is just a wee short post of hooray (hence the title): The Rejectionist, that clever, funny, passionate (and until today, anonymous) writer has a book coming out! All Our Pretty Songs, a retelling of the Orpheus and Euridice myth set in 1990s Seattle.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady.
I might not have mentioned but I took a joint degree in English Lit and Classical Studies. Kilea was a modeled on the characters (though not the wild plot of) the Aethiopika, which is a later Ancient Greek novel about love and shipwrecks and identity crises, and which you should probably read this version of that tale (along with all the other novels and wonderfully elusive fragments of Ancient Greek writing) alongside the old myths while you are waiting for The Rejectionist’s novel to come out.
So all in all I’m so happy her work has been recognised AND doubly pleased an adaptation of the fertile imaginative landscape of the Ancient world is going to be heading my way as soon as I can order it.