Win a copy of Diane Awerbuck’s haiku notebook, As Above, So Below

The Reading List is giving away two copies of Diane Awerbuck’s beautiful new notebook, As Above, So Below!

The book features Awerbuck’s darkly humorous rewriting of the Bible through haiku (or senryū, if you want to get technical), with space for you to write your own notes.

The cover is designed by award-winning writer and illustrator Alex Latimer (who along with Awerbuck writes post-apocalyptic thrillers under the pen name Frank Owen).

To win a copy of the book, fill out the form below (or click here!).

Awerbuck is the author of Gardening at Night, which was awarded a Commonwealth Best First Book Award and was shortlisted for the International Dublin IMPAC Award; Cabin Fever, a collection of short stories; and Home Remedies. She was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2014 and won the Short Story Day Africa competition the same year.

Get a taste of the book here:

1. Taste
She was halved, and found
the star inside the apple.
No one thanks the snake.

2. Olive branch
The raven decamped;
the dove returned with her twig.
Now you’re stuck with her.

3. Pillar
He kept complaining
the world was on his shoulders.
I cut off his hair.

4. Pniel
Wrestling with angels
dislocates the hips, turns your
pillow into stone.

5. Double-cross
You will be with me:
We thieves have known paradise
was here all along.


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