"...Wonderfully unearthly interconnected short stories
which, like dreams, one doesn’t want to be pulled away from,
and which seem to hazily, subconsciously echo one another....
Laura Theis writes
with a beautiful and compelling strangeness.
This was a pleasure to read.”
“This immensely enjoyable collection
is intelligently and entertainingly told….
with a light touch, and an essential light-heartedness.
It demonstrates an unusual sophistication
and subtlety of approach.”
"I was pleased to see how many stories had a global perspective and diverse characters. Reading through the stories several times, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the quality and amazed by the inventiveness...
As I see it, The Sad Tagine by Laura Theis is the clear winner.
It's a funny, touching, strong story
that deals with grief in an interesting and ultimately uplifting way.
It also made me laugh. Each time I read it, I liked it more."
"Terrific tale, beautifully descriptive
with a wonderful twist to the standard story form."
Distinction in Creative Writing (Mst)
Artist Residency at deFeniks Theater, Belgium
supported by the British Arts Council
2017 AM Heath Prize
2018 Hammond House
International Literary Awards - Poetry Category
2018 Short Story Prize by Curtis Bausse
2018 Yeovil Prize for Poetry
2018 Live Canon International Poetry Award
2018 Frome Festival Short Story Competition
Isis Short Story Competition
Short Stories Aloud Showcase
45th New Millennium Writing Awards
2019 Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award
A live reading of five poems
at the Mst Creative Writing
Alumni Poetry Reading
at Kellogg College,
An interview for Julia Jäckel's
(talking about creative writing,
where ideas come from,
writing in one's second language,
Kelly Link, binge-watching Netflix,
and the Bechdel test)