My Brother Johnny (Aurora New Fiction)

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“[Francesco] D’Adamo’s prose is straightforward, almost reportorial; he chooses hauntingly poetic images.”—Publishers Weekly

A new young adult novel about war and its consequences from award-winning author Francesco D’Adamo. D’Adamo has written several books for teenagers, including the novel Iqbal, which attracted widespread press and media.

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Francesco D'Adamo 's novel Iqbal was recently published by Simon & Schuster and attracted widespread press and media attention before being made into a film. It tells the story of a boy who challenges the practice of child labour in poor countries. The author is an Italian teacher, who has written several books for young people and teenagers. He took part in the Ilkley Literature Festival and gave a reading at L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura with writer Mary Hoffman and critic Nicholas Tucker. Translator Sian Williams received her degree in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston in 1969. She was a publisher of literature in translation for many years, first with Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative and subsequently with Camden Press. Writers published included: Alejo Carpentier, Dacia Maraini, Victor Serge and Osip Mandelsh'tam. She now lives and works in London as a translator and as a promoter of literature in translation. She has worked on literature promotions with the Goethe Institute, L'Institut Francais and L'Instituto Italiano di Cultura amongst other cultural institutes.

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"... provocative, relevant, powerful and moving fiction." Chris Brown, The School Librarian Magazine "A strong coming-of-age story... with an eerie whisper of mystery andforeboding."Caroline Horn, The Bookseller "Some stories need to be written, and deserve to be readall over the world. My Brother Johnny is one of these..." Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

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