Call for Submissions — Writers Abroad Anthology Kaleidoscope

Expat or formerly expat authors, here is an excellent opportunity to get published! Writers Abroad will begin accepting submissions to their anthology entitled Kaleidoscope on May 1. Whether you are a writer of short prose, flash fiction or poetry, the good and talented folks at Writers Abroad would love to read your work on the […]

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Expat Author Interview with Marcus Speh

Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe’s debut short fiction collection Thank you for Your Sperm is out now from MadHat Press! His short fiction, published widely both in print and online magazines, has been nominated and shortlisted for various awards and prizes. In 2013 his debut novel will be published by Folded Word Press. Marcus–who describes himself as […]

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Expat Author Interview with James Claffey

James ClaffeyJames Claffey, originally from County Westmeath in the Irish midlands, has lived in the US for almost 20 years. At present he lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria California, a coastal town south of Santa Barbara. In the Olde World he was a professional racket stringer and worked at Wimbledon for a number […]

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My Year in Writing — 2012

Christopher Allen, good in hoodsTwenty Twelve has been an odd year for writing. Let me just say this right up front: Odd. Year. My physical worries got in the way, the applecart of my daily routine was upset by changes in my day job, and at least 10 other lame excuses prevented me from writing. […]

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Expat Author Interview with Jürgen Fauth

Author Jürgen Fauth(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) Jürgen Fauth spent decades in the American South–my old stomping grounds–and has taken some great stories back to Germany. He’s also published a great story recently–the action thriller Kino. IMBO: Welcome to I Must Be […]

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Expat Author Interview with Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton and Mt. Aragats (Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.)Matthew Hamilton, a poetry reader for the online magazines Mason’s Road and Drunken Boat, was a US Peace Corps Volunteer for four years, in Armenia (2006-2008) and the Philippines (2008-2010). Currently, Hamilton is […]

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Expat Author Interview with Tania Hershman

Author Tania HershmanTania Hershman, an author living in Bristol (UK), spent fifteen years in Jerusalem. Her first short story collection, The White Road and Other Stories, was published in 2008; her second, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions is hot off the press right now—and getting well-earned praise, most recently in the Times Literary […]

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Expat Author Interview with Robin Graham

Robin Graham Robin Graham is a travel writer living in Spain–but closer to Africa than to the next Spanish town. Robin is also a photographer, a blogger, and a social networker–but most of all a writer. A fine one. IMBO: Robin, I’ve been a fan of your writing for over a year now. The anecdotes […]

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Inside Bangladesh with Paola Fornari Hanna

(Important! If the bottoms of this post is cut off by the homepage’s pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) Paola Fornari Hanna lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh and writes almost daily about its charms and hazards. After reading many of these articles, I have to ask myself . . . why haven’t I been […]

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Expat Author Interview with Michelle Elvy

Michelle ElvyFrom a spacious Edwardian mansion to a little green sailboat, Michelle Elvy has come–or drifted–a long way to a larger, yellow sailboat named Momo. She was born in North Carolina but grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She’s lived in New Orleans, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich (yay!) and Leipzig, a thrilling place to be in the […]

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