Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!

To celebrate the latest ALIBI  noir festival in Slovenia, EXILES: AN OUTSIDER ANTHOLOGY is currently only 99c / 99p! A powerful Noir short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter,Continue reading “Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!”

Out now! Exiles: An Outsider Anthology

The all new version of Exiles: An Outsider Anthology – now published by Artizan– is out now! ‘A powerful short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter, Patti Abbott, RyanContinue reading “Out now! Exiles: An Outsider Anthology”

Alibi International Crime/ Noir Festival

ALIBI is the first Slovenian festival of Crime&Noir literature in idyllic Gora pod lipo. It’s organised by Gora, Artizan advertising agency and publishing house (concept and communication), Hotel Jakec (lodging for guest writers) and Tednik Panorama(media sponsor). And I’ll be there at the end of September, along with Richard Godwin, Eddie Vega, Andrej Predin, Neven Škrgatić. FindContinue reading “Alibi International Crime/ Noir Festival”

Out Now: Od Lune pijan / Drunk On The Moon

Roman Dalton is an average booze-guzzling PI. But only until the moon is full … Then he’s everything but average. And now he speaks Slovene! Od Lune pijan / Drunk On The Moon  Paul D. Brazill (Author), Renato Bratkovič (Translator) My original Roman Dalton – Werewolf PI yarn has now been translated by Slovenian noirContinue reading “Out Now: Od Lune pijan / Drunk On The Moon”

Exiles Guest Blog:How I Wrote ‘Eating the Dream’ by K. A. Laity

I’m trying to remember where this story came from. I know the title came first, but not really because before that came William Blake and the Red Dragon, but before that came Springsteen and songs of escape, but even before that came cars. I grew up in a factory town where automobiles were the trade.Continue reading “Exiles Guest Blog:How I Wrote ‘Eating the Dream’ by K. A. Laity”

Exiles Guest Blog: WHY I WROTE THE TRIBE BY Renato Bratkovič

  In autumn 2012, the first seeds of the Slovenian protest movement were planted in my beloved hometown, Maribor. The goal was to kick the corrupt and arrogant mayor’s ass – whose attitude had pissed my people off – but the riots soon spread all over Slovenia, aimed at the mayors of other larger townsContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: WHY I WROTE THE TRIBE BY Renato Bratkovič”

Exiles Guest Blog: How I got to The Place of the Dead by Nick Sweeney

The Djma el Fnaa is Marakech’s central square. By a linguistic quirk, its name can be translated as either ‘the Mosque of Nowhere / Nothing’ or ‘the Place / Assembly of the Dead’. It was too good a title not to use for a story, and several people have indeed beaten me to it inContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: How I got to The Place of the Dead by Nick Sweeney”

Exiles Guest Blog: Alienation by Richard Godwin

The road is a pretty malleable image. My story is about exile that is both imposed and the result of trying not to be a prisoner of alienation. Don is a criminal with a poetic vision. He belongs in a Jean Genet novel, a man with a massive rose beating in his troubled heart. TheContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: Alienation by Richard Godwin”

Exiles Guest Blog: Boxing Day in Muros by Steven Porter

I was delighted to be asked to appear in Exiles: An Outsider Anthology. I guess a lot of my writing is about outsiders, but Boxing Day in Muros seems to fit the bill perfectly. The story first appeared on the Dogmatika website, then in my own collection Blurred Girl and Other Suggestive Stories. So, likeContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: Boxing Day in Muros by Steven Porter”

Exiles Guest Blog: What Friends Are For by Rob Brunet

Like a lot of my stories, “What Friends Are For” is set in the country. Dirt roads and the life along them have always been a fascination of mine. One I owe to my father who grew up in rural Ontario and whose childhood home stands—to this day, I believe—on a dirt road. The story’sContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: What Friends Are For by Rob Brunet”