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Roman Payne


Born
in Seattle, Washington, The United States
January 31, 1977

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Roman Payne (b. 1977) is an American-born novelist who immigrated to France in 1999. He is known for his poetic language, his return to classicism (what he terms "heroic" prose), and for his tales of initiation and wandering. Although he writes in English, his life in Paris, speaking entirely French, has influenced his work giving his prose an unusual Latinate quality. He is heavily influenced by Homeric Epic, as well as 18th and 19th Century French and European literature.

A list of his works can be found at: www.romanpayne.com. He is published by ModeRoom Press in Europe and Aesthete Press in America. His latest novel is "The Wanderess" (www.wanderess.com).

Average rating: 4.11 · 333 ratings · 30 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wanderess

4.06 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Rooftop Soliloquy

3.79 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Cities & Countries

4.42 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2007
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The Basement Trains (a 21st...

4.36 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Crepuscule

4.17 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2004
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Hope and Despair

4.25 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2008
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Europa: Limited Time Edition

4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015
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“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess



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