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How spending a year 4,600 miles from home on an isolated Russian peninsula brought an American writer’s debut novel to the final round of the National Book Awards

Kamchatka Russia

  • Julia Phillips’ debut novel “Disappearing Earth” is one of five titles on the shortlist for the 2019 National Book Award in fiction.
  • Phillips spent a college semester studying abroad in Moscow before receiving a Fulbright scholarship to spend a year in Kamchatka, the remote peninsula in far-eastern Russia.
  • The novel is set in the Kamchatka capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where two young girls go missing on a summer afternoon. It is told, over the course of one year, through 12 female characters’ points of view.
  • In a recent sit-down conversation, Phillips discussed the art of writing about shock, what drew her to Russia, and read more >>>

    Source : BusinessInsider.Com





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