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September 16, 2011

Congratulations to Félix Calvino on the recent launch of the third edition of A Hatful of Cherries.

This wonderful collection of short stories chronicles life growing up in the villages of northern Spain, and later adjusting to a new life in Australia.

The latest edition of A Hatful of Cherries was launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival as part of the launch of the 2011 Press On series published by Arcadia, an imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Félix joined a panel of six writers from the Press On series who presented their work, reading key passages to a rapt audience.

“I was honoured for people to come and listen to stories from another world,” said Félix.

Félix is currently completing an MPhil in Creative Writing with the School of EMSAH, researching time and space in two 20th Century novellas: Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. He is also hard at work on a short novel that explores the lives of migrant men.

“The migrant experience is well documented in Australia, but the plight of single men has been largely ignored,” said Félix.

“Though a majority attain financial security, these men often fail to ‘adjust’ since they have been deprived of their language, culture, and history; material riches and relative comfort do not free them from a life of social and spiritual misery.”

Félix hopes to publish his novel early next year.

View more on Félix Calvino’s website