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Darrell Kastin was born in Los Angeles, California. His maternal ancestors came from the Azores, settling in the United States at the end of World War II. He has spent considerable time on the islands over the years, using them as a setting for many of his short stories. His novel, The Undiscovered Island was published in 2009 by Tagus Press. It won the Silver Prize in the 2010 IPPY Awards. His short fiction has appeared in The Seattle Review, The Windsor Review, The Crescent Review, The Blue Mesa Review and elsewhere. he is a former used bookstore owner, and a former rare book scout. In 2007 Kastin released a CD of original songs titled Lullabies For Sinners--combination of folk and blues. 2011 he recorded a CD in Lisbon, Portugal, of Port ...more


Well, it's turning out to be a pretty good year, winning the 2014 USA Best Book Award for Multicultural Fiction; winning the silver prize in the 2014 Global Ebook Award Contest for both best short story collection & best Multicultural Fiction; on top of this I have finished my new novel, which I began writing in April, 2012, A Tale of the Azorean Nights, not to mention a batch of new storie... Read more of this blog post »
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Well, this is the first time in a very long time that I've read an entire short story collection from beginning to end and enjoyed each and every story. I disagree with the other reviewer who said they were glum, and that the characters all seemed th ...more
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Darrell Kastin Hi Irene,

Have you checked out The Undiscovered Island yet?
It's received a nice review: http://www.easyreadernews.com/story.p...
You can read an excerpt at www.darrellkastin.com

If you care to check it out. Let me know what you think, if you do.

best,

Darrell


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