THE YIELD Goes to Actes Sud!

Actes Sud have acquired French rights to Indigenous writer Tara June Winch’s most recent novel, THE YIELD.   “Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.”  …

THE PARIS EFFECT Film Option Signed!

The film and TV option to K.S.R. Burns’ THE PARIS EFFECT (Velvet Morning Press) has gone to Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, Inc. And here are the flowers that producers James Hirsch and Robert Papazian sent to Karen Burns to celebrate the signing of the deal!    

BAD JOBS, Great Review!

Congratulations to J.R. Helton, whose Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions is on The National Book Review‘s list of “Five Hot Books”!   5. Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions: Dispatches from the Working Class by J. R. Helton (Liveright) “Helton spent the Reagan years in Texas, stuck in an endless loop of menial, dead-end jobs, a shaky marriage, and…

Look What Just Arrived!

It’s our copy of the French edition of JERUSALEM by Alan Moore, accompanied by a tote bag with the portrait of the author and a nice note from the translator. What more can we ask for? Oh, yes, JERUSALEM has hit the French bestsellers list at number 34. Not bad for a 1200-page book!  

JERUSALEM Is Out in France Today!

And there’s some good media coverage already: Augustin Trapenard at France Inter  (August 30) : https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/boomerang/boomerang-30-aout-2017 Antoine De Caunes at france inter (August 29) : https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/popopop/popopop-29-aout-2017 Le Monde (August 30) re: the webdocumentaries : http://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2017/08/30/alan-moore-morceaux-choisis_5178406_4408996.html

Dans la Tête d’Alan Moore

Here is a link to watch all eight (5-minute) episodes of the documentary from Arte to celebrate the publication of Alan’s book, JERUSALEM, in French from Inculte on the 30th of August. The documentary is in English (French, Spanish, German, and Polish subtitles are available).    

Miles Franklin Longlist Announced

We are thrilled to announce that THE LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON by Mark O’Flynn (UQP) has been named to the longlist of the prestigious Australian Miles Franklin literary award! A piercing and witty portrait of a true maverick It has been twenty years since Ava Langdon published her much-lauded novel The Apple Pickers. Now, she leads…

SPEAK GIGANTULAR on Jhalak Prize Shortlist!

SPEAK GIGANTULAR by Irenosen Okojie (Jacaranda Books) is on the shortlist for the first Jhalak Prize for a Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour! Described by chair of judges Sunny Singh as showcasing “the variety, scope, depth, and literary excellence to be found amongst writers of colour in Britain today,” the shortlist consists…

It’s “Best Books of the Year” Time

And JERUSALEM is getting selected! The latest list being NPR’s: NPR Best Books of 2016 JERUSALEM review.   “Alan Moore (the groundbreaking, hairy, British genius behind V for Vendetta and Watchmen) spent 10 years pecking away at this Really Big Book — a nearly 1,300-page masterpiece of ambition and focus in which the only character…

Another Great Review for JERUSALEM!

Now, it’s The Spectator’s turn to give JERUSALEM a glowing review! Click here to read it. Alan Moore at the press conference for the launch of JERUSALEM, September 2016.                                                               (photo credit: Lora Fountain)