Literary Adventures Abroad

I was delighted to be invited recently by award-winning author and editor Irma Gold to contribute to a post on her blog about the joys and challenges of setting novels outside Australia, alongside two fabulous writers, Angela Meyer and Leah Kaminsky.

Here’s a taste of what I had to say on Irma’s blog:

My relationship with Asia started more than 30 years ago when, after working in France for a year as an au pair, I flew home to Melbourne via Bangkok. I thought I’d reached peak awe after Europe, but Bangkok blew me away. By the time I left France, I could pass for a local; however, that was never going to be the case in Thailand. Then as now, I was intrigued by the question of how to get by in a place where blending in isn’t an option…

You can read more of what Angela, Leah and I had to say here.

Angela in Krabi 2011

Here I am on location in Krabi, Thailand, suffering for my art

Oh, and as an added incentive, if you subscribe to Irma’s blog before 5 pm on Monday 22 April 2019, you go in the draw to win a book pack of Leah Kaminsky’s The Hollow Bones (signed), Angela Meyer’s A Superior Spectre and my own novel, The Dying Beach (signed). Australian residents only.


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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5 Responses to Literary Adventures Abroad

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Thanks for sharing some of the journeys that led you to writing about Thailand, Angela. I really like that essential question, too: how do you fit in to a society when you will never blend in? That’s a lot to think about, for which thanks.

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  2. FictionFan says:

    Oh, poor you! I can tell by the picture that you’re clearly over-worked! You need a vacation… 😉

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