From the Archives: In a Strange Room chronicles Damon’s travels as he journeys from Greece, to various countries in Africa, to India. Traveling, in general, disorients. We are displaced from our normal locations, we are observing places that are not our own, and our minds constantly compare the new, foreign place with the familiar one.
Julie Wu’s debut novel, The Third Son (Algonquin), depicts the struggles of a Taiwanese boy, Saburo Tong, to escape his impoverished, cruel background and to establish a meaningful adult life for himself, a journey that takes him from poverty and oppression in Taiwan to the opportunity and relative freedom of 1950s America.
Croatian writer Robert Perisic talks with Steven Wingate about his latest novel Our Man in Iraq, the modern global economy and its relationship to developing nations, and the slide between journalism and fiction writing.
Our most recent feature was Zachary Karabashliev’s novel 18% Gray, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Patrick Somerville (@patrickerville) Sally Wiener Grotta (@SallyWGrotta ) Ben Loory (@benloory) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] fictionwritersreview.com If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!
Our new feature is Zachary Karabashliev’s novel 18% Gray, which was translated by Angela Rodel and just published in the U.S. by Open Letter Books, with support from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. Karabashliev is a Bulgarian-born author now living in the U.S. 18% Gray, originally published in Bulgarian in 2008 by Ciela Publishers, is currently a bestseller there and already in its 10th edition. The book was the co-winner of the prestigious Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award given by the Edward Vick Foundation, along with Milen Ruskov’s Thrown Into Nature, which was also published by Open Letter Books in […]