Cheers!

Author news, New from our clients

We are pleased to announce that we are now representing French Illustrator Marc Dekeister for his upcoming project, GREAT WINE CHATEAUX OF FRANCE!

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Over the past thirty years, Marc has produced illustrations for the major names in French winemaking, including Petrus, Yquem, Margaux, etc., which this beautiful coffee table book will showcase among the 40 chateaux from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Cahors that will make up the book.

Chevalier d'Arts & lettres and Go Home and Read a Book

Marc is also a Chevalier of Arts & Lettres, and we are very  honored indeed to see the agency’s badge next to his medal!

 

LOVE THAT BUNCH Coming Out May 1st!

Author news, Comics and Graphic Novels, Coming soon, Uncategorized

LOVE THAT BUNCHOn May 1st, Drawn & Quarterly will publish Love That Bunch, Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s unabashedly unfiltered autobiographical comics recounting the thoughts and desires of a woman coming of age in the 1960’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Aline will be in New York, Toronto, Montreal, and the Bay Area to promote her book. Here are the dates and locations:

Montreal – Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 7:00pm
Toronto – Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – 7:00pm
Berkeley, CA – Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 10:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 5:00pm
Downtown Berkeley, locations TBC
San Francisco, CA – Friday, May 4, 2018 – 7:30pm
in conversation with Hillary Chute (Why Comics?)
New York, NY – Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 7:00pm

 

Morris Gleitzman Is the New Children’s Laureate in Australia!

Author news, Awards
From Publishing Perspectives:
The next two-year post as Children’s Literature Laureate in Australia is taken up by Morris Gleitzman.
By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

‘Where Young Imaginations Draw Strength’

The Australian Children’s Literature Alliance on Monday (February 12) announced author Morris Gleitzman as its new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019.

The biennially awarded laureateship highlights the work of an outstanding illustrator or author whose role then becomes part of the organization’s work in promoting “the importance and transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians.”

The theme for Gleitzman’s two-year term will be “Stories Make Us—Stories Create Our Future.”

Gleitzman succeeds Leigh Hobbs, who held the 2016 and 2017 appointment. Recent laureates include Alison Lester, Boori Monty Pryor, and Jackie French.

The laureate designation was established in 2008 and Gleitzman’s designation will be formalized on Thursday (February 15) in an event at the State Library of New South Wales.

In a prepared statement, Gleitzman is quoted, saying, “As laureate, I’ll champion stories and everything stories can offer. I aim to be a kind of ambassador for young readers, and for the community of people who write for them.

“An emissary from the place where young imaginations draw strength from stories and grow and engage and become our best hope for the future.

“Young people need stories more than ever. Stories to delight, stories to beguile, stories to inspire, stories to move deeply. And through these experiences, stories that equip young readers to embrace an often dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity.”

The organization’s chairman, Ron Gorman, is also quoted, saying, “We were delighted when Morris accepted the role of children’s laureate for 2018 and 2019. His impressive body of work is well known by Australians, young and old, who will no doubt celebrate his laureateship.

“Increasingly, research is showing us that reading changes lives—Morris will be a persuasive voice in bringing Australians to value reading and children’s literature.”

More than 30 years into his career, Gleitzman writes books for young people that explore both serious and more lighthearted subjects including Two Weeks With the QueenBoy OverboardBumfaceToad Rage and the “Felix” series that includes Soon, winner of the CBC Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers recognition.

His books are published in more than 20 countries, and in Australia they’re published by Penguin Random House.

Congratulations, Morris! It’s a well-deserved recognition of your work!

Sometimes authors visit us!

Author news, YA fiction

On Monday Canadian author, Vicki Grant, dropped by the office to meet her French publishers.

First, she met the editors from Milan, who will publish SHORT FOR CHAMELEON.Vicki Grant & Milan team (

Then the editors from Michel Lafon Publishing dropped by. Vicki Grant & Michel Lafon team (Bénédicte Lombardo & Maëlle Alan)

They will be publishing Vicki’s latest book, 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU.

And here’s Lora with Vicki.Vicki Grant & Lora Fountain (Paris 06-11-2017)

Obviously, the whole event was a terrible ordeal for everyone!