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Andrew Blackman

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Andrew Blackman is a former Wall Street Journal staff writer, now living in London and concentrating on fiction. His latest novel, A Virtual Love, deals with identity in the age of social media, and is out in April 2013. His debut novel On the Holloway Road (Legend Press, 2009) won the Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize.

His articles, essays and stories have also been published in Monthly Review, Post Road, Carillon and Smoke, and in books by Twenty Stories Publishing, Negative Press and Arachne Press, among others. He has a Bachelor’s degree in modern history from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

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A Virtual Love

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People have been asking me where I am living these days, so here’s an update. In early 2015, Genie and I started living on the road. We gave up our rented apartment in Crete, sold[...] Read more of this blog post »
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On the Holloway Road - short excerpt (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The first few pages of my novel On the Holloway Road (Legend Press, Feb 2009)
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Deja Vu and the End of History by Paolo Virno
"Ah, critical theory. Brace yourself for "hic et nunc" instead of "here and now", "lacunae" instead of "gap", "sui generis" instead of "unique" etc etc. This isn't to say that sometimes a ten dollar word or non-English word in this English language..." Read more of this review »
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"Refugees and Asylum Seekers have become political footballs in recent years, this book traces the history of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and follows the conditions of people seeking asylum in the world today. There are some perso..." Read more of this review »
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“So really there's almost no point in planning anything out at all, because life is so infinitely complex that you can almost never just take a straight road from A to B without going via the whole rest of the alphabet first, and all because a butterfly happened to flap its wings in Thailand”
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message 5: by Richard (last edited Apr 23, 2013 09:27AM)

Richard Thanks for adding me, Andrew. I look forward to reading your updates and more of your reviews. I like making recommendations too, but you're so well read I hesitate to do it. However, if there is any author or topic you see among my shelves that you are curious about, I'd be more than happy to advise if I can.

As for the giveaway, well, c'est la vie! Maybe next time... :)


message 2: by Maria

Maria Hi Andrew, just stopped by your page to see what you've been up to lately. Hope everything is going well for you,
keep in touch,
Maria




Flying Thank you for adding me as a friend. :) Cheers.


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