by Richard Zimler , Edited by Rasa Sekulovic
Category: Language & Literature / Poetry Anthologies
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publication date: 29 September 2009
Number of pages: 250
To support Save the Children in its work to end violence against children, bestselling authors from around the world have banded together to create a bold and moving anthology of stories about childhood. Participants include such acclaimed and award-winning authors as: David Almond, Margaret Atwood, Andre Brink, Melvin Burgess, Nadine Gordimer, Eva Hoffman, Alberto Manguel, Meg Rosoff, Nicholas Shakespeare, Ali Smith and Richard Zimler. In "The Children's Hours", these and fifteen other renowned authors explore and celebrate childhood; their tales touching on abuse and rejection, loneliness and love, the joys of friendship and discovery, and the first confused inklings of adolescent love.
The anthology is edited by bestselling American/Portuguese novelist Richard Zimler and the Serbian editor, translator and child-advocate, Rasa Sekulovic.Richard Zimler, born in 1956 in New York, has lived in Portugal since 1990, where he is a professor of journalism at the University of Porto. His short fiction, which has appeared in Britain in the London Magazine and in America in The James White Review, won the 1994 Panurge Prize. Zimler is the author of numerous novels, including The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon (1997), one of Arcadia's most successful books, and Angelic Darkness (1999). Ra'a Sekuloviae is a literary translator and editor specialised in contemporary English written literature from all over the world. He had translated poetry and fiction by numerous renowned authors including Salman Rushdie, I.B.Singer, Hanif Kureishi, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan and others. He is a prominent child rights activist advocating for end of all forms of violence against children and global promotion of non-violent communication. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand.
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