Monday, 26 November 2012
Foreign Encounters: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad
Online writing group Writers Abroad are proud to announce the publication on their new anthology, entitled Foreign Encounters. An encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of 38 short stories, 41 non-fiction articles and 16 poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends, lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one’s own prejudices and preconceptions. Contributors live in, and have written about, more than 50 countries across every continent.
Foreign Encounters is the third anthology published by Writers Abroad (Writers Abroad Anthology of Short Stories, 2010, and Foreign Flavours, 2011), an online group of ex-pat writers. All the contributors are, or have been, ex-pats living in places around the globe. Author Julia Gregson, a former ex-pat whose bestselling novel East of the Sun won the Prince Maurice Prize for romantic fiction, has written the foreword.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Books Abroad, a charity which coordinates the donation of free books for schools throughout the world, believing that education is a crucial aspect of human progress. The charity celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has supplied over 1,600 schools with desperately-needed books.
Foreign Encounters is available from Lulu, price €9.99 (approximately £8.00) plus p&p.