Melissa Lucashenko’s powerful novel TOO MUCH LIP has won Australia’s prestigious Miles Franklin Prize. Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Melissa!
Anne Perry’s new series featuring photographer Elena Standish is set in the 1930s in Europe – a period full of mystery and intrigue. DEATH IN FOCUS will come out in the US this September and in France in 2020 from 10/18. Here are some early reviews: “Readers will root for the forceful, independent Elena…Perry knows…
The shortlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award has just been announced, and Melissa Lucashenko’s TOO MUCH LIP, published by UQP, is one of the six finalists! The prize is worth $AU 60 000, and the winner will be announced on 30 July. Fingers crossed!
A new Christmas novella by the queen of Victorian crime fiction will be out in French – just in time for this Christmas! 10/18 will publish Le Curieux Noël de Mrs Ellison (A CHRISTMAS RETURN) in November, and here’s their gorgeous cover:
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 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!
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…
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!
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
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).