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Roman Payne

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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: 4.21 · 260 ratings · 24 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Rooftop Soliloquy
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Wanderess
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Cities & Countries
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2007
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The Basement Trains (a 21st...
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2006
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Crepuscule
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2004
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Hope and Despair
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2008
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
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Europa: Limited Time Edition
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2015
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“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

“It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains... if only one
could leave this life slowly!”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy



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