Foreign and Far Away is the fourth anthology published by Writers Abroad. Exploring the relationship between people and the landscapes and settings they live in, it’s an eclectic range of writing that evokes the diversities, similarities, connections and misunderstandings of life in foreign places.
My own short fiction entry, Le Choix du Roi, was inspired by the birth of my daughter at Hôtel Dieu in Lyon.
Author Amanda Hodgkinson, who has lived in Southwest France since 2002, has written the foreword. Her award-winning debut novel, 22 Britannia Road, was published in 2011. Penguin Books will publish her second novel, Spilt Milk, in February 2014.
Following a call for submissions, Writers Abroad received 219 contributions of which they selected 94 for the anthology. The anthology includes 38 short stories, 37 non-fiction articles and 19 poems. The work to produce Foreign and Far Away was carried out online.
Book Aid International will benefit from the proceeds of this year’s anthology. This charity increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. They provided 543,280 new books to over 2,000 libraries in 2012 and have sent more than 30 million books to partner libraries since 1954.
Foreign and Far Away is available via Amazon at a price of $10.99, £8.99 or €9.99 from 21st October 2013:
To find out more and for a complete list of contributions and authors, please go to the Writers Abroad website, www.writersabroad.com