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THE SHADOW LINES – Novel, by Amitav Ghosh

He received honorary doctorates at Queens College in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris. Together with Margaret Atwood, he was also a winner of a David Dan Award in 2010. In 2011 he was awarded with the International Grand Prix at the Blue Metropolis Festival in Montreal. Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He is a writer, …

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ROOFTOPS OF TEHRAN – Romance, by Mahbod Seraji

He is an Iranian-American author, whose novel “Rooftops of Tehran” was acclaimed by critics in 2009. Mahbod Seraji was born in Bandar Anzali in 1956. He moved to the United States in 1976 to attend the university. He received his BS in Civil Engineering, MA in Broadcasting and Film, and Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of …

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THE WHITE CASTLE – Orhan Pamuk’s novel

In search of the melancholic soul of his hometown and discovering new symbols to represent clashes and ties between different cultures, in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Orhan Pamuk – a writer, academic and Turkish essayist – was born in Istanbul in 1952. https://www.theistanbulinsider.com/top-15-things-to-do-in-istanbul/ His novels are suspended between fairy tale and real, mirroring Turkey yesterday …

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STRANGE STORIES – Novel, by Villy Sørensen

Philosopher, literary critic and writer, Villy Sørensen has published his first collection of tales in 1953. Born in Copenhagen in 1929, he had become a fundamental figure for the renewal of Danish narrative. He had been called the greatest Danish writer in the second half of the 20th century (between Andersen and Blixen). The subjects of his stories are serious, …

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THE LAWS – Novel, by Connie Palmen

Her full name is Aldegonda Petronella Huberta Maria Palmen, but this Dutch writer is known as Connie Palmen. She was born at St. Odiliënberg (a small village in central Limburg, east of the Maas River) in 1995. http://www.netherlands-tourism.com/limburg/ After studying Dutch literature and philosophy, in 1991 she published her first novel, gaining extraordinary success. As if walking like an acrobat …

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WHERE THE RAIN IS BORN – Writings About Kerala, by Anita Nair

Among the top bestselling authors of fictional writing, the most famous is Anita Nair, who has earned the fame being India’s well known author of many novels. She was working as the creative director of an advertising agency in Bangalore, when she wrote her first book. She lives in Bangalore and is an Indian English-language writer, who was born in …

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THE CAVES OF PERIGORD – Novel, by Martin Walker

Martin Walker is a senior director of a private think-tank based in Washington, DC. He is also emeritus editor of United Press International (and was a journalist for The Guardian for 25 years, serving as bureau chief in Moscow and the United States). He has written for such publications as The New York Times and The Times Literary Supplement. He …

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FORBIDDEN POETIC BEWITCHMENT

Bewitch meaning? To attract someone a lot, so that you have the power to influence him/her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9uGwaREp_0 Emily Dickinson records two souls conversing in a crypt and Baudelaire lays bare the wiles of the incubus. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/witches-paintings/ Bewitched and haunted poems draws on three thousand years of poetic forays into the supernatural. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/04/bewitched-landscapes-world/ THE WITCH – Victor Buhagiar The swamp smelt …

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OUR MAN IN IRAQ – Novel by Robert Perišić

Currently he lives and works in Zagreb and his books are considered as authentic portrayals of society in transformation. Our Man in Iraq is a novel by Croatian author Robert Perišić, writer, freelance journalist and screenwriter. He graduated in Literature and Croatian language from the University of Zagreb and since the beginning of the 1990s he has written short stories …

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