Troubador America Awaits Us, My Lovely, and Other Stories

Released: 28/03/2021

ISBN: 9781838595487

Format: Paperback

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The locations of these stories range from Birmingham in 1890’s, and 1900’s to America in the 1900’s, to the UK from the 1960’s to present day. The subject matter includes desertion within the family, a young woman who relies of body decoration to secure her identity, life in a Children’s Home in the early 1900’s, a travelling salesman and his dog, a widowed actress who has lost the sense of herself, an woman waiting for a father who will never turn up, a man disowned by his father, a boy learning the hard lessons with regard to sexual relationships, a man imprisoned by caution whose wife writes letters to her lover.

There is a sense of loss and restricted lives in a number of these stories. There is also, thank goodness, some humour. 

Christopher Owen's stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, and Ireland.
His story An Honourable Life won 1st prize for the Final Chapters Competition, and was republished in the Final Chapters anthology by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2014.
He won 2nd prize for the Wells Festival of Literature Short Story Competition 2019.
He has been short-listed for the Bridport Story Prize 2019 and for the Hammond House Publishing Prize.
He has been long-listed for the Royal Society of Literature V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018, the Dorset Short Story Prize, and for the London Short Story Prize 2018.
His plays have been produced in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and the Gulf States. I toured the UK and the Gulf States with my one-man show A Parsons Tale and Right ho, Wodehouse!1995-2004.
As an actor he trained at RADA, and worked in theatre, television and film for over 50 years. He has featured in a number of television shows (House of Cards etc, and sit-coms) and on stage, and film.
For full writer and actor CVs see website: www.christopherowen.co.uk

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Christopher Owen's stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, and Ireland. His story An Honourable Life won 1st prize for the Final Chapters Competition, and was republished in the Final Chapters anthology by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2014.

He won 2nd prize for the Wells Festival of Literature Short Story Competition 2019, and has been short-listed for the Bridport Story Prize 2019 and for the Hammond House Publishing Prize.

He's been long-listed for the Royal Society of Literature V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018, the Dorset Short Story Prize, and for the London Short Story Prize 2018.

His plays have been produced in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and the Gulf States. He toured the UK and the Gulf States with his one-man show A Parson's Tale and Right ho, Wodehouse!1995-2004.

As an actor he trained at RADA, and worked in theatre, television and film for over 50 years. He featured in a number of television shows (House of Cards etc, and sit-coms) and on stage, and film. For full writer and actor CVs see website: www.christopherowen.co.uk

His father was born in Caernarvon. Uncle Dick, a Caernarfon Harbour Master. His cousin, the internationally known composer Janet Owen Thomas died in 1997 at the age of 40. Richard Davies, a relative by marriage, (1830 -1904) was the Eisteddfod bard, "Tafolog,". He was a poet and essayist, and was a native of Cwm Tafolog, near Llanerfyl, in Montgomeryshire. Christopher's father's family lived in Bootle, Liverpool. He was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham. He lived as a small child in Bury St Edmunds, later in Petts Wood, Kent



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