Foreign Encounters Anthology

I’m pleased to announce that my short non-fiction piece, “Life with Mệ”, will be included in the forthcoming Writers Abroad anthology, “Foreign Encounters”.

The anthology will be released October 24th, and will feature short fiction, non-fiction and poetry on the general theme of relationships around the world. “Life with Mệ” is about my relationship with my husband’s grandmother.

Writers Abroad will donate all proceeds from the anthology to Books Abroad.  Books Abroad is currently helping to provide free, carefully chosen school books for children in 84 countries.

Author Julia Gregson,  whose novel “East of the Sun” won the Prince Maurice Prize, will write the foreword. The anthology will be published in print and will later be available as an e-book.

A list of all the submissions selected for publication in the Foreign Encounters anthology appears on the Writers Abroad website.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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8 Responses to Foreign Encounters Anthology

  1. Berit says:

    Congratulations with being included in the anthology!

    Your story sounds interesting and personal.

    The anthology looks like it will feature many cool stories from all over the world!

    • chris says:

      Thank you, Berit! I was surprised at the sheer number of stories and poems that will be included. I didn’t think they had so much room. Will be interesting to read them all.

  2. D. D. Syrdal says:

    That’s wonderful, congratulations. What a fascinating topic for the anthology.

    • chris says:

      Thanks, D.D.! I agree that it’s a great topic. Really looking forward to what reading the other contributions.


  3. ayala says:

    Congratulations, Chris. This is awesome ! So happy for you 🙂

  4. Jennifer says:

    Very cool, Chris. Congratulations! Sounds like a great anthology and how wonderful your piece is included!

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