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Publication 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 Details

ISBN: 9781905147809
ISBN-10: 1905147805
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Arcadia Books
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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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