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Elka Ray

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Born in the UK and raised in Canada and Africa, Elka writes for children and adults. Elka divides her time between Central Vietnam and Canada's Vancouver Island - and sets her fiction in both locales.

When she's not writing, drawing or reading Elka is in the ocean.




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Hanoi Jane

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Interview with Expat author – Elka Ray

13 August, 2013 09:40  Erin


 


Elke Ray My name is Elka Ray. I was born in England, grew up in Africa and Canada, and live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


1. Why did you move abroad?

I studied Journalism and Asian Studies at university and was intrigued by Vietnam’s history. After I finished my B.A., I came here “for one year” to find a thesis topic. That was almost 18 y...

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Hmmm...this didn't live up to the hype, for me. Not that I wasn't curious to find out what was going on - I kept turning the pages, but the first "reveal" of identity felt pretty gimmicky and at times it all got repetitive. I was never so fully engro ...more
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