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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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The Archipelago of Another Life Readalong, Part 4

Here’s a little life tip for you. If you ever feel that the time is starting to drag and you’d like your life to be busier, try signing up for a blogging event. As soon as the dates roll around, you’ll find your life getting so hectic that all your plans for diligent participation go out of the window.

That’s why, of this four-part readalong of The Archipelago of Another Life by Andreï Makine, you’

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Description: The first few pages of my novel On the Holloway Road (Legend Press, Feb 2009)

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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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