Congratulations to Nancy Au, first place winner of Redivider Magazine’s Blurred Genre Contest. You can read her winning piece, “Walks Like a Lion,” on their website. Au’s debut collection of short fiction, Spider Love Song and Other Stories, will be released September 2019 from Acre Books.
“Walks Like a Lion” by Nancy Au is inspired by true stories and uses the imaginative power of fiction to empathetically inhabit the lonely, lovely minds of a Tibetan mastiff and a Japanese grandmother with equal illumination and insight. Au’s transportive, compressed language is suggestive of a far vaster world than its 750 or so words—a brief and resonant testament to what a piece of flash fiction can do.”
– Kathleen Rooney