"Desperately Seeking Hephaestion" (Elizabeth Hopkinson)

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"Desperately Seeking Hephaestion" (Elizabeth Hopkinson)

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So I was poking about online last night, as part of writing up an abstract for a panel on this year's annual AAH (Association of Ancient Historians) meeting at Emory in Atlanta, and I came across a short story that I found completely charming, and original in its approach. It's short, so a quick read, and not historical fiction in the usual sense, more what I'd term postmodern. She's apparently a recognized rising star of short fiction in Britain, and mostly dabbles in SFF, according to her website. I was so impressed, I even wrote her a fan letter (to which she graciously replied), and I'll be posting the link to her story on my Hephaistion website (somewhere, once I figure out where to put it).

But I present you with the National Gallery Winner for the Liars' League: "Desperately Seeking Hephaestion"
http://www.liarsleague.com/liars_league ... inson.html
Read/performed by Nick Delvallé, written by Elizabeth Hopkinson

Her personal website: http://www.elizabethhopkinson.uk/

Enjoy!
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Re: "Desperately Seeking Hephaestion" (Elizabeth Hopkinson)

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Thanks for the reminder of this (which I saw a while back). She certainly shows promise as a writer and I'd like to read more of her work.
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I forgot to mention that a really excellent Alexander author is Lisa Speight. She wrote a novel The Lion's Cub which had a limited release in New Zealand in 2006 but for some reason it never went into full publication. There are some short stories by her on LiveJournal,
https://3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com/
https://www.livejournal.com/tools/memor ... ilter=alll
this one in particular https://3scoremiles-10.livejournal.com/ ... l#comments
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Alexias, as I collect Alexander fiction, do you know of a way I could get a copy of that book? Perhaps by contacting her?

Actually, never mind. On her Livejournal, it looks like the book has been withdrawn. That's too bad.
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University of Nebraska, Omaha
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I know of someone who emailed every secondhand bookseller in New Zealand and Australia and managed to get a copy! Unfortunately I don't have a copy.
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