Expat Author Interview with Christopher James

Christopher James, originally from London, England, lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. Recently James has launched Jellyfish Review, an online journal devoted to innovative brief fiction. _____________________________ IMBO: Christopher, welcome toI Must Be Off!You live in Jakarta. I’ve been to Bali a couple times, but never anywhere else in Indonesia. Tell us about your typical day in […]

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Twenty-Year Anniversary

Das Rathaus in MünchenTwenty years ago today, I landed in Munich with one very awkward old suitcase, three job interviews (the same day with jetlag) and my cocker spaniel, Bodie. It was a beautiful, sunny day–the first day of June 1995. It’s a good thing I moved to Munich in summer; if I’d arrived here […]

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Expat Author Interview with Michelle Bailat-Jones

Michelle Bailat-Jones is a writer and translator. Her début novel Fog Island Mountains won the 2013 Christopher Doheny Award from the Center for Fiction and will be published by Tantor Publishing in November 2014. She has also translated Charles Ferdinand Ramuz’s 1927 Swiss classic Beauty on Earth (Onesuch Press, 2013). Her fiction, poetry, translations, and […]

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Expat Author Interview with Regina Landor

Regina Landor, originally from Ohio, has worked with aid organizations in Romania, Serbia and now Bangladesh, where she co-founded the organization Thrive to bring lunches to children in the slums. Her story — and her life devoted to helping others — is inspiring. Her book Forever Traveling Home is available from Amazon. ______________________________________ IMBO: Regina, […]

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Expat Author Interview — Checking in with Paola Fornari

I’m honoured to host Paola Fornari this week. What an incredible story she shares with the world. _____________________________________ IMBO: What are you working on? Paola Fornari: My first book! Entitled Joyriding in Dhaka, it’s an often humorous, often serious account of how this particular expat made the most of her three and a half years […]

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Expat Author Interview with Hannah Thompson-Yates

Hannah Thompson-YatesHannah Thompson-Yates, a travel writer and English teacher from Birmingham in England, currently lives in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. In 2012, Thompson-Yates was one of the first-place winners in the I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. _________________ IMBO: Hannah, welcome to I Must Be Off! and congratulations again on your winning entry in […]

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Expat Author Interview with Alex Pruteanu

Author Alex PruteanuAlex M. Pruteanu emigrated from Romania to the United States in 1980. He has worked as a journalist, a television news director, freelance writer, and editor. He is the author of the novella Short Lean Cuts (Amazon Publishing) and Gears: A Collection (Independent Talent Group, Inc.). Alex lives with his family near Raleigh, […]

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Expat Author Interview with Claudia from Expatclic.com

Claudia from Expatclic.com v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Claudia is the founder and coordinator of the website Expatclic.com. After having lived in Sudan, Angola, Guinee-Bissau, Congo Brazzaville, Honduras and Peru, she is presently enjoying a rich and interesting life in Jerusalem. Claudia has two children and speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and […]

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Expat Author Interview with Claire King

Author Claire KingClaire King has lived in rural France for the last 11 years, where she leads a patchwork sort of life involving parenting, writing, earning money in brief stints away from home as an independent facilitator and running their two gîtes. Her first novel, The Night Rainbow, came out this spring from Bloomsbury. She […]

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Expat Author Interview with Kathy Fish

st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Author Kathy FishKathy Fish’s short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, The Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, Guernica, Slice and elsewhere. She was the guest editor of Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010. She is the author of three collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook […]

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