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”

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin

PDB: Could you tell us something about One Lost Summer? One Lost Summer is very much a summer novel; it is also in many ways a Noir novel.  Rex Allen loves star quality in women. He moves into a new house in a heat wave with few possessions apart from two photographs of his deadContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin”

Short, Sharp Interview: Renato Bratkovic

PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication in 25 words or less? My first short story collection Don’t Try This At Home was just published a month ago, as a free eBook, by Genija, a Slovenian publishing house. PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? Well, I’ve been on vacationContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Renato Bratkovic”