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AUSTRALIA
Patrick White
= Forest Fire - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – 1914 (1)
= Failure - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – about 1935 (2)


BELGIUM
Gerard Walschap
= Houtekiet - a village in Flanders, Belgium – around 1910

Karel van de Woestijne
= Peasant Nand on his deathbed - Flanders, Belgium – about 1900


FRANCE
John Berger
= 'First they take your land and then your children' - French Alps – 1960
= From another world - French Alps – 1975

George Sand
= Roast chestnuts - a village in Berry, in the centre of France – around 1790
= Little Fadette chuckles - a village in Berry, in the centre of France – around 1792


GEORGIA/ABKHAZIA
Giorgi Ovashvili
= Temporary island - River Inguri, Georgia/Abkhazia – 2014 - film


HUNGARY
Gyula Illyés
= As free as a bird - an estate in Hungary – 1910 (1)
= Serf or free servant? - an estate in Hungary – 1912 (2)


ICELAND
Halldór Laxness
= The crossing - a river in Iceland – 1879
= The reindeer - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1899 (1)
= Independent after thirty years - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1911 (2)
= The founding of a union - a small village near a fjord in Iceland – 1921
= Rich for a few years - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1922 (3)


IRELAND
Liam O'Flaherty
= The angel and the sailing ship - a valley in Ireland – 1846


ITALY
Bernardo Bertolucci
= Olmo is growing up - an estate in northern Italy – 1910 (1) - film
= The cavalry unit turns around - a village in northern Italy – 1920 (2) - film

Gavino Ledda
= Sheep thieves - Sardinia, Italy – 1945 (1)
= Locusts - Sardinia, Italy – 1945 (2)
= 'Half is half' - Sardinia, Italy – 1956

Cesare Pavese
= The beast - a hamlet in Northern Italy – 1941
= A real friend - a village in Northern Italy – 1948

Ignazio Silone
= Priest or donkey? - Fontamara, a village in Abruzzo, Southern Italy – 1928 (1)
= Land reform in reverse - Fontamara, a village in Abruzzo, Southern Italy – 1929 (2)
= Sciatàp - A village in Abruzzo, Southern Italy – 1935

Giovanni Verga
= 'What a miserable damn life!' - a fishing village on the coast of Sicily, Italy – 1867

Luchini Visconti
= A brawl, and a new insight - a village on the coast of Sicily, Italy – 1948 - film


NETHERLANDS
Bernlef
= Cheese sandwich - The Netherlands – 1945

Herman Heijermans
= Fear - Scheveningen, the Netherlands – 1900
= Two hundred guilders in advance - a village in Friesland, the Netherlands – 1902


NORWAY
Knut Hamsun
= Piano tuner - Norway – 1906
= Pioneer - a remote village in Norway – 1917


SPAIN
Icíar Bollaín
= The tree of grandpa - Castellón, Spain – 2006 - film


SWEDEN
Amanda Kernell
= 'Our reindeer are your reindeer' - mountain region in the north of Sweden – 1930s - film


UNITED KINGDOM
Bruce Chatwin
= Gas masks - a small village in Wales, United Kingdom – 1919


UNITED STATES
John Steinbeck
= Dreaming of a small farm of your own - California, United States – 1930s
= Driven away by the bulldozers - Oklahoma, United States – around 1935 (1)
= Nightmare - California, United States – around 1935 (2)

Edith Wharton
= Silver lining - a small village in Massachusetts, United States – 1884