To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Daniel Defoe’s much-loved classic Robinson Crusoe published on the 25 April 1719, and to complement our Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Walkshop, we ran a Crusoe300 flash fiction competition.
We are delighted to announce the publication of Shipwrecked, a limited edition chapbook, published by Sampson Low Publishers.
Shipwrecked includes the winning stories from the competition judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking). The artwork is by Alban Low – who is also the co-publisher (with the Museum of Walking)!
Defoe himself published hundreds of chapbooks, and these stories are all inspired by his most famous work, Robinson Crusoe in different ways; challenging colonial perceptions, questioning the veracity of narrative, playing with the idea of abandonment and escape. To read on and enjoy… by your limited edition 16pp chapbook copy here.