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    Author Roland Allnach Chosen As One Of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' for 2013 - 2014

    Roland Allnach, author of ‘Oddities & Entities’, has been chosen as one of ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’. The awards were sponsored by The Authors Show. His win secures a place in ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’, an annual publication that will be available in January 2014.

    ‘Oddities & Entities’ is a multi-award winning anthology of six tales in the supernatural and paranormal genres, exploring a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body. Set in the mysterious space between the everyday world and an existence just beyond reach, these tales take readers through surreal experiences rich with horror, dark humor, and philosophical transcendence.

    “I'm honored,” stated Allnach, “to be among the '50 Great Writers You Should be Reading' because it fulfills my ambition as a writer to connect with readers. As an author, the only thing that surpasses the thrill of creating stories is to discover that readers have found meaning and depth to my writing. The literary world is so rich and diverse that to be able to stake a claim among the public's awareness as a notable narrative voice is really something beyond my expectation.”

    'Oddities & Entities' has received numerous awards including National Indie Excellence Awards, Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, USA Book News Best Book Awards, and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards. Allnach's literary aspirations are shaped by masters such as Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Homer, and Kafka in the importance of character and story depth.

    “I wrote 'Oddities & Entities' to offer fans of horror, supernatural, and the paranormal something different,” Allnach continued, “in the form of a thematically linked anthology. I love to work with novella length stories for the immediacy of their characters and narrative momentum, but to thread them with themes that present a greater, unspoken message is a chance to elevate the stories to a sum greater than its respective parts. It also allowed me to explore more subtle elements to create a pervasive, unnerving, Gothic dread that readers attest lingers with them long after the last page.”

    Roland Allnach is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at fiction@rolandallnach.com. ‘Oddities & Entities’ is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Things That Matter Press and from his website. The book is available in Audible, Kindle, Nook and print formats. More information is available at his website.


    Roland Allnach has been writing since his teens, but did not actively seek publication until 2007. He has numerous published short stories to his credit, one of which was a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee, as well as two books, ‘Remnant’ (2010) and ‘Oddities & Entities’ (2012). Both titles are recipients of multiple national awards, including National Indie Excellence Awards, Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, USA Book News Best Book Awards, and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards. Roland’s literary inspirations arise from classic literature, history, and mythology, and his aim is to invest his stories and characters with a complexity and depth that continue to reward upon repeated readings.
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