Every year, the online writing group Writers Abroad has published an anthology and donated all proceeds to charity. The selection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in each volume comes from expat and former expat writers living in every corner and curve of the world. This year’s anthology, Foreign and Far Away, was published last Monday, October 21st . Isn’t the cover beautiful? Thanks so much to Vesna McMaster for the design.
My contribution, Floating World, is a short personal essay about life in the Mekong Delta. I’m so pleased to have a place in the Writers Abroad anthology table of contents for the second year in a row.
Foreign and Far Away is bursting with writing exploring the relationship between people and the landscapes and settings they live in, and the differences, similarities, connections and misunderstandings of life in foreign places.
Author Amanda Hodgkinson, who has lived in Southwest France since 2002, has written the foreword. Her debut novel, 22 Britannia Road, was published in 2011.
All proceeds from this year’s anthology go to Book Aid International. They aim to increase access to books and support literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. They have sent more than 30 million books to partner libraries since 1954.
Foreign and Far Away
Published by Writers Abroad
38 short stories, 37 non-fiction articles and 19 poems
Foreign and Far Away is available through Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. These links will take you straight to the book. Order a few extra–they make great gifts.
Priced at: $10.99, £8.99 or €9.99 (depending on which Amazon site you order from).