The Children's Hours
Stories of Childhood
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Children's Hours by Richard Zimler
Book DescriptionPublication of this book is timed to coincide with the implementation of recommendations of a groundbreaking United Nations study on Violence Against Children. To support Save the Children and raise awareness for its fight to end violence against children, bestselling authors from around the world have banded together to create a bold and moving anthology of stories about childhood. Participants include such acclaimed and award-winning authors as Ali Smith ("The Accidental"), David Almond ("Skellig"), Melvin Burgess ("Junk"), Meg Rosoff ("How I Live Now") and Richard Zimler ("The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon").In "The Children's Hours", these and fifteen other renowned authors explore and celebrate childhood; their tales touching on abuse and rejection, loneliness and love, the joys of friendship and discovery, and the first confused inklings of adolescent love. A major launch is planned for London in order to bring attention to this timely initiative. All writers' royalties will be donated to Save the Children for its work to end violence against young people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905147809
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Books
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Zimler
Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, Paperback (June 2014)
THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A gripping literary mystery in the tradition of The Name of the Rose, set among a secret Jewish community living in Lisbon in the sixteenth century. 'I loved The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon.' John Le Carre
Night Watchman, Paperback (June 2014)
A chilling psychological mystery, The Night Watchman is a uniquely moving portrait of a troubled police detective and his family, from the internationally best-selling author of The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon
Seventh Gate, Paperback / softback (February 2014)
By the author of the critically acclaimed international hits "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon" and "The Warsaw Anagrams," this novel proves Zimler's mastery in a mystery about Nazi collaborators set in 1932.
Warsaw Anagrams, Paperback / softback (April 2012)» View all books by Richard Zimler
Warsaw, 1941--an exhausted and elderly psychiatrist named Erik Cohen makes his way home to the Jewish ghetto after being interned in a Nazi labor camp. Yet only Heniek Corben can see him and hear him. Heniek soon realizes that Cohen has become an ibbura spirit.
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Author Biography - Richard Zimler
The anthology is edited by bestselling American/Portuguese novelist Richard Zimler and the Serbian editor, translator and child-advocate, Rasa Sekulovic.Richard Zimler, born in 1956 in New York, has lived in Portugal since 1990, where he is a professor of journalism at the University of Porto. His short fiction, which has appeared in Britain in the London Magazine and in America in The James White Review, won the 1994 Panurge Prize. Zimler is the author of numerous novels, including The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon (1997), one of Arcadia's most successful books, and Angelic Darkness (1999). Ra'a Sekuloviae is a literary translator and editor specialised in contemporary English written literature from all over the world. He had translated poetry and fiction by numerous renowned authors including Salman Rushdie, I.B.Singer, Hanif Kureishi, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan and others. He is a prominent child rights activist advocating for end of all forms of violence against children and global promotion of non-violent communication. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand.
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