Author Spotlight: Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley was born in North Devon in 1974. She writes in many genres; her two comic novels, Light Reading and Three Things About Me, were published by Macmillan, and her speculative fiction has appeared in many publications, such as Strange Horizons, Sein und Werden, and the Elastic Press slipstream anthology, Subtle Edens. Her short stories are violent, terrifying, tender, and funny. They have received much critical praise, from The Boston Globe to Tangent, and have garnered accolades such as The Drabblecast People’s Choice Award. This is the first time they have been collected together.

She currently lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, daughter and dog. Her blog, which covers subjects as diverse as graphic novels, metaphysical poetry, zombie-lit and the amount of vegetables in classic books, can be found at She also tweets: @bluepootle.

Aliya says:

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with Adam and everyone at Dog Horn Publishing on a collection of my short stories. I’m an admirer of many of the authors they publish, such as Rachel Kendall, Steve Redwood and Rhys Hughes, and it’s very exciting to be joining their ranks. I think we’ve put together a great selection of stories and I’m looking forward to getting it out there in the hands of the readers.

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Filed in News on April 1, 2012