Victor Barker editor and contributor.
In 1998 I was awarded a six month
residency in the Keesing Studio in the
Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
I met up with Fred Cress and persuaded
him to paint the cover, based loosely on
me sitting writing in the nearby Café
It was a wonderful opportunity for me to
research my novel Baudin's Last
Breath and this anthology.
In the Café Louis Philippe
Above is the exterior of
the Keesing Studio. To
the left, is the interior. I
made notes in the café
and then worked in the
Authors included in the anthology include
Marion Halligan, Justin Fleming, Jean
Kent,Tony Maniaty, Gary Catalano, Vanessa
Bates, Robyn Ferrell, Robert Carter,
Darrelyn Gunzburg, Amirah Inglis, Gillian
Mears - and myself.(SEE LINKS BELOW)
In Paris I met and signed on with my European
rights literary agent Svetlana Ramon Piroko,
seen here with me in Gerard Ramon's studio in
The Keesing Studio is one of more than three hundred owned or
administrated by the Cité International des Arts. The Cité is on the right
bank of the Seine, facing the Isle St Louis and on the edge of Le
Marais. Plenty of bookshops and cafés. My favourite's Le Bucheron,
on the rue St. Antoine, five minutes walk from the Cité .
Joy and despair for writers in a Paris Studio
in Le Marais on the banks of the Seine.