Little Red Transistor Radio
Six new stories from the border.
Praise for Little Red Transistor Radio from Trieste:
'These strange and beautiful stories ask us the very deepest questions about ourselves. I loved them.'
- Scarlett Thomas
'Dragan Todorovic is a master storyteller, ushering us into familiar worlds and then disturbing the peace, charming us with his wit only to outwit us with his magic. His fictions are sharp, elegant, and shapely and deeply, deliciously consoling.'
- Maureen Freely
Dragan Todorovic's Little Red Transistor Radio from Trieste is the first collection of his uniquely dark, surreal and searing short stories. From a young boy discovering rock 'n' roll rebellion via his transistor radio in a small town in the former Yugoslavia, to a speculative supermarket where even the fake fruit and air fresheners can't hide pervasive shades of death, these stories encounter other 'possible selves', passengers, angels and voyeurs; things are lost and found and nowhere or no-one is quite as they appear to be.
Combining blistering observations with an unnerving and precise articulation of our worst-kept secrets and fears, these stories come to vivid and spellbinding life at Dragan Todorovic's command; in compelling dreams and nightmares they redraw the boundaries between the real and the imagined. [—Publisher's copy]
|Tuesday, 1 April 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.:
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.:
Fantastic Fun with Words
Reading and conversation, Q&A.
Stratford-upon-Avon Library, 12 Henley Street, CV37 6PZ
|Thursday, 7 March 2013; 6:30 p.m.
Short Story Salon at Kingswinford Library,
Reading with Joel Lane;
Market Street, Kingwinsford, West Midlands. DY6 9LG
|Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Two workshops with students: Foundations of Creative Writing
1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, Birmingham
|Tuesday, 4 December 2012; 6 p.m.:
Creative Writing Tuesday Readings,
Darwin College Senior Common Room,
University of Kent at Canterbury
|Monday, 19 November 2012:
Leicester Shindig! at The Western,
70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA
|Saturday, 13 October 2012:
Workshop: Editing short fiction and creating a collection;
Birmingham Book Festival, Digbeth
|Sunday, 7 October 2012:
Short Story Salon, with Joel Lane and Tim Love;
Grand Union, Leamington Spa