Behrouz Boochani Wins Australia’s Richest Literary Prize!

  NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani’s memoir of life as a detainee on Manus Island’s detention camp (on Papua New Guinea) for more than five years, has won both the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize 2019 for Literature and for Non-fiction.     The combined value of the two prizes is AU$125,000.   Previously, Behrouz had won Amnesty International Australia’s 2017…

Meet RUFUS & REENIE!

RUFUS AND REENIE is a gorgeous younger middle-grade novel about a fledgling Great Horned owl and an eleven-year-old girl who must learn to trust in each other—and in themselves. If you loved Barbara O’Connor’s WISH and Wendy Mass and Rebecca’s Stead’s BOB, you will adore the true friendship that Reenie and Rufus experience. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt…

NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS Sold in France

After a spirited auction, Behrouz Boochani’s award-winning NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS has been acquired in France by Editions Hugo, who plan to publish in the autumn. 

Comics Authors Have a Sense of Humour!

Science can be fun, too! Just ask Maris Wicks, author of HUMAN BODY THEATER!                                 Her book is coming out in Italy today.             It has already been published in France (Marabulles) and Spain (Norma)….

He’s Waiting…

The Angoulême prize (“le Fauve jeunesse”) is waiting for his mistress to arrive!  

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER Wins in Angoulême!

Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER, published in France by Akileos under the title Le Prince et la couturière, won the best kids’ book prize at the Angoulême international comics festival last week! (Read the announcement here.) Jen will be in France for a mini-tour from the 31st of January until the 9th of February….

MONK! – Best Jazz Book of 2018 in France!

The French edition of Youssef Daoudi’s graphic novel biography MONK! (First Second) has been selected Best Jazz Book of 2018 by the Académie du Jazz! For a selection of French reviews, click here. What a great way to start off the New Year!