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Jim Archibald is a 59 year old Scot who after twenty-three years in the Royal Navy is now fulfilling two life-long ambitions. He lives with his wife Jackie in a converted Blacksmith's in The Creuse, in South Central France, and he writes Poetry and Short Stories full-time.
Lisa Burkitt lives in Co. Donegal, Ireland and has worked as a weekly columnist and print journalist before moving into broadcast journalism and presenting. She has written scripts, short stories and her debut novel The Memory of Scent has just been released.
Mary Byrne was born in Ireland, and currently lives in France where she works as a French-English translator. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in Europe, North America, Australia, and included in anthologies such as Faber Book of Best New Irish Short Stories (2008) and Queens Noir (2008). Winner Fiction International short fiction contest 2011.
Jane Handel grew up in Birmingham and the Isle of Wight. After qualifying as a solicitor, she spent the last twenty years near Paris where she teaches yoga. She is currently working on a novel.
Marie Houzelle grew up in the south of France and lives in Ivry, just outside Paris, with her bicycle. She is now working on two novels. Her stories have appeared in Serre-Feuilles, Pharos, Orbis, Van Gogh's Ear,and Narrative Magazine. Hortense on Tuesday Night was chosen by Narrative Magazine as one of the top five stories from 2010-2011 and is part of their Annual Winter 2012 issue (Narrative Library).
A native New Yorker, Bob Levy divides his time between Paris and the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been featured in many Literary Journals, as well as the Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He is a Nelson Algren Award Winner, a Langston Hughes Award Winner, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Fiction.
Julia Lichtblau has an MFA in fiction from Bennington College and for 15 years she was a journalist for Dow Jones and BusinessWeek in New York and Paris. Her award-winning writing has appeared in Ploughshares blog, Narrative, The Common Online, Pindelbox, Tertulia and many other reviews. She s working on a short-story collection, Foreign Service, and a novel, Sweet Melissa.
Jo Nguyen has worked as a rock concert promoter, bartender, events planner, nightclub and pub operator. She graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) a very long time ago and currently spends half the year in France and the other half in Thailand.
Originally from Boston, Nafkote Tamirat is finishing her MFA at Columbia. Her short stories have appeared in Rose & Thorn Journal and Anemone Sidecar, and she is working on her first novel.
Sloppy translation, or maybe sloppy writing, hard to tell. Really enjoyed those stories talking about the immigrant experience but that was about itPublished 17 months ago by Ryan clapp
This collection contains many first rate stories. Every single one contained good writing, and I simply loved Désolée Monsieur, and Our Pharmacy. Read morePublished 22 months ago by susan laurent