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Small Maps of the World Paperback – 24 Oct 2005
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This new collection of fiction from Graeme Harper, writing as Brooke Biaz, investigates the meanings attached to events in place; and then the tourism of time bound to places, with bountiful humor and wit SMALL MAPS OF THE WORLD unearths the bonds between individuals and location but also wonders on the underlying connections between people and their sense of belonging. Inspired by events in places from Europe and Great Britain to Australasia and the USA, these stories find the subsurface of the surroundings through voice and story in a tapestry of narratives woven around a hotel and restaurant. Tourists blend in, or not, living their mysteries and love stories in these slices of small-town, coastal life. THE AUTHOR GRAEME HARPER is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal NEW WRITING, and Head of the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth (UK). Chair of the UK's Centre for Creative Writing Research-Through-Practice, his works include DANCING ON THE MOON, SWALLOWING FILM: SHORT FICTION and BLACK CAT, GREEN FIELD. His awards include the National Book Council Award for New Fiction (Australia) and many others.
About the Author
Graeme Harper (writing as Brooke Biaz) is a fiction writer, scriptwriter and cultural critic. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal New Writing, Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries at Bangor University (UK). Chair of the International Centre for Creative Writing Research, his works include: Swallowing Film: Short Film Fiction; Black Cat, Green Field; Teaching Creative Writing; Signs of Life: Cinema and Medicine, with A. Moor; SMALL MAPS OF THE WORLD; and MOON DANCE. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), an Honorary Professor at the University of Bedfordshire (UK), and a member of the Welsh Academi. His awards include the National Book Council Award for New Fiction (Australia) and many others.
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