I’m absolutely delighted to be featured in The Bookseller’s first Independent Author Preview. A new initiative to give some exposure to indie-published titles, Dispatches from the Kabul Café was made an Editor’s Pick by Independent Author Preview judge Caroline Anderson. In Caroline’s own words:
These regular independent author previews are the solution we have devised to a changing market. I’m confident that the titles selected here represent some of the best of those available. They are well edited, professionally presented and written with a flair equal to anything you might find on the list of a traditional publishing house.
And on Dispatches itself:
Riveting reportage from a Canadian foreign correspondent who lived in Afghanistan off and on from 2007–2011. It’s episodic certainly, but also highly evocative. Most compelling of all is its cast of characters: all-American guy Jenner, trying to get his hands on 913 Kalashnikovs; Dunia, the cleaning woman who hates cleaning but has eight siblings; and Hasina, the revolutionary girl in the Gucci sunglasses. Forget all you think you know about Afghanistan, read this, and then think again.