‘If you’re a fan of short stories this book is for you. If you’re not yet a fan, the artistry, validity and urgency of the short fiction in ‘In the Empty Places’ makes it a good place to start … A very good read in a very good cause. And brimming with surprises.’ Gutter Magazine
Along with Lorena Sosa, I edited a collection of short stories and artwork for the Bantuan Coffee Foundation. Bantuan was started by my good friend Robert Porter with the aim of providing education scholarships and safe houses to the victims of child prostitution in Indonesia. Their main revenue stream comes from the sales of native Wild Kopi Luwak coffee but Robert and I were kicking around ideas to further raise money and the foundation’s profile and In The Empty Places was born.
Along with Lorena and Tatiana Galvis, our designer, we collected stories and artwork from around the world, many of which have been translated into English for the first time. The book was published in December 2014 as an ebook and limited print run. The full list of contributors is:
Ahmad Yulden Erwin
Angelo R. Lacuesta
Mayra Martins Redin
Lakambini A. Sitoy
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