Picador Shots: Even the Crows Say Krakow

James Hopkin

Even the Crows Say Kraków

Alina sits in a cafe, in a large, old-fashioned chair, and wishes she could be somewhere – anywhere – else.

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A young man who can’t stay out of trouble inherits a small house in a remote Eastern European village.


Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978144721070201
Published: 22/09/2011

James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James Hopkin has lived in Berlin, Manchester, Krakow, Zagreb, Leipzig and several other cities, countrysides, and by-the-sea places across Europe. His short story 'Even the Crows Say Kraków' won the inaugural Norwich Prize for Literature and is available in a small ebook collection of the same name. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Winter Under Water, was published in 2007. His short stories have been widely published, anthologised and are frequently broadcast on BBC Radio, (including trilogies set in Dalmatia and Georgia) the latest in January 2016. Hopkin has won numerous awards for his fiction and has written non-fiction for the Guardian since 1999, including travel pieces, interviews and book reviews. He is a tireless promoter of European literature; he speaks German and Polish, has been a guest professor at the University of Leipzig, and has held writer-in-residence posts in Croatia, Georgia, and Denmark and, in January and February, 2017, in Prague, Unesco City of Literature.
Praise for James Hopkin: 

‘Sentence by sentence, image by image, there are few contemporary writers who understand words the way Hopkin does. In fact, I can think of no other. If you care about fine writing, read Winter Under Water.’'

M J Hyland, author of the Booker-shortlisted bestseller, Carry Me Down

‘James Hopkin is a writer of great grace and vitality’

Ali Smith CBE 

You can find more information about James Hopkin and his current projects on the author's official facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JamesAHopkin/

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