Troubador America Awaits Us, My Lovely, and Other Stories

Released: 28/03/2021

ISBN: 9781838595487

eISBN: 9781800469259

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The stories are set in the UK, France and America.

A man sells his tin-making invention in the States. A small town in France is out on a Sunday after the long hard years of war. Liverpool women sweep the streets during the 1915 riots. There is a sense of loss and of restricted lives in a number of these stories. 

Express and Star; Shropshire Star

It was beautifully written and really evocative of a particular time and place’ – , with reference to the story ‘Ellen’.

by Emily Trahair of Planet Books


It was beautifully written and really evocative of a particular time and place’ – , with reference to the story ‘Ellen’.

by Emily Trahair of Planet Books


‘I loved Duncan, the saddest tale, imprisoned by caution, everything shrinking, brilliant end. I like the dry voice and the relentlessness of it.’

by Chris Buckton, writer, education consultant.


We really enjoyed your stories.

by Anne McDonnell of Pewter Rose Press.


Christopher Owen

Christopher Owen's stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, and Ireland. 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 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. His play A Family Affair won 1st prize at the RAFTA Festival, Still Waters winner at the Lost Theatre Festival and played at the Manhattan Theatre Club, USA. Laying the Turf was long-listed for the Papatango New Writing Prize and by the Bush Theatre, London, 2018. The Touch of a Butterfly's Wing was long-listed for Papatango Award. 2016. In the 1990's he toured the UK and Gulf States with his shows A Parsons Tale and Right ho, Wodehouse!

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, Sharpe's Honour, A Perfect Spy, War and Peace.


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