Monday, October 30th, 2017

The Nerdy Girl Express Review of Jerusalem Ablaze

The Nerdy Girl Express Review of Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions Book Review from @kleffnotes Orlando Ortega-Medina weaves together a beautiful tableau of interconnected stories that examine love and fixation in Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions. Over the course of his anthology we watch as characters move in and 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

PinkPlayMags – excerpt from Jerusalem Ablaze

PinkPlayMags (Toronto) – excerpt from Jerusalem Ablaze on page 31 of the Autumn Issue Ortega-Medina’s characters are flawed, broken individuals, trying their best to make sense of their lives as they struggle with sexuality, death, obsession, and religion. Sometimes bleak, occasionally violent, and often possessed of a dark humour, this major debut explores the imperfections 

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Monday, October 30th, 2017

Invitations to the Dominant Culture by Orlando Ortega-Medina

“Invitations to the Dominant Culture” by Orlando Ortega-Medina Orlando reads his story “Invitation to the Dominant Culture”, followed by a revelatory interview by journalist Ilana Masad The following story is excerpted from Orlando Ortega-Medina’s short story collection, Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions and is reprinted with permission from Cloud Lodge Books. Invitation 

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Exploring his multi-pronged identity, Orlando Ortega-Medina recently released his book ‘Jerusalem Ablaze’ to a warm critical reception

The darkly humorous stories are occasionally violent, and often uncomfortable Literary world fired up over debut short story collection by gay immigration lawyer Exploring his multi-pronged identity, Orlando Ortega-Medina recently released his book ‘Jerusalem Ablaze’ to a warm critical reception NEW YORK — “Ikeda Yataro’s body was cremated today. May his soul be forever damned. 

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Jerusalem Ablaze on shortlist for Polari First Book Prize 2017

Jerusalem Ablaze on shortlist for Polari First Book Prize 2017 BY Ashton Bainbridge The shortlist for the Polari First Book Prize was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. Now in its seventh year, the Prize is awarded annually to a writer whose first book explores the LGBT experience, whether 

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Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The Polari First Book Prize 03rd June 2017

https://www.polariliterarysalon.co.uk/Polari/Polari_First_Book_Prize.html Polari Literary Salon announces largest ever LGBT literary tour to celebrate 10th anniversary The longlist for the Polari First Book Prize was announced tonight (June 6) at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. Now in its seventh year, the Prize is awarded annually to a writer whose first book explores the LGBT 

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS 2017

Bronze Medal Winner – Cover Design – Fiction – Jerusalem Ablaze The “IPPY” Awards were conceived as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and are open to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books written in English and appropriate for the North American market. Jerusalem Ablaze Wins 

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Jerusalem Ablaze Author Interview

Author’s life is full of fascinating characters worthy of his books BY SIMON YAFFE It is no surprise that Orlando Ortega-Medina’s debut book features a range of characters and stories. For his family background is equally as fascinating as Jerusalem Ablaze — Stories of Love & Other Obsessions (Cloud Lodge Books, £12.99), which will be 

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