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, the latest in December 2014. 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 to name a few.

You can find more information about James Hopkin and his current projects on the author's official facebook page: JamesAHopkin or on his website: www.jameshopkin.org

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