Clelia Farris’s Creative Surgery



Award-winning Italian author Clelia Farris’s collection, Creative Surgery (translated from the Italian by myself and Jennifer Delare) came out a few months ago from Rosarium Publishing and is getting some much-deserved attention (I know, I’m biased! But really, her work is fantastic). Here are links to four reviews:




Publishers Weekly starred review: “Farris has the gift of making her wildly imaginative worlds feel fully lived-in. Readers of literary science fiction will devour this collection.”

Nicole Beck’s review on Strange Horizons: “To read these stories is to engage in deduction, to exercise both the brain and the imagination, and to be transported to intensely imagined settings as a result.”

Karen Burnham’s review in Locus: “Creative Surgery is Italian author Clelia Far­ris‘s debut collection [in English]…and it’s a great start.”

Daniel Haeusser, Reading 1000 Lives:Creative Surgery by Clelia Farris may be a slim volume, but the collection of seven short stories packs a density and intensity that demands vigilant attention and careful reading. But, that requirement for focus will be greatly rewarded: with profound and provocative insights into her characters, wonderment at the speculatively imaginative worlds she paints, and dazzlement at the literary finesse she employs to accomplish it all.”




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