The beautiful YA novel ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP by Claire Zorn (UQP) has won the 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award in the Older Readers category.
Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she’s dead, it’s worse than ever.
With nothing but his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago: Aunty Lorraine and his cousins Shane and Minty.
Despite the suspicion and hostility emanating from their fibro shack, Sam reverts to his childhood habit of following Minty around and is soon surfing with Minty to cut through the static fuzz in his head. But as the days slowly meld into one another, and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision … will he sink or will he swim.
Nidhi Chanani’s first graphic novel, PASHMINA, is coming out in October from First Second, and Publishers Weekly has just given it a starred review!
Read the review here.
Italian rights have already gone to Il Castoro.
Kristin Cashore’s long-awaited fourth novel, JANE, UNLIMITED, has just been published in the USA, and Publishers Weekly has an interview with the author.
Read the interview in Publishers Weekly.
Spanish-language rights in Latin America and the US have already gone to V & R, and other languages are currently under offer.
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:
The cover of the UK edition of Melissa Albert’s THE HAZELWOOD has just been revealed, and it’s a beauty! (This image doesn’t nearly do it justice!)
Coming from Penguin on 8 February 2018.
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).
This fantastic review of Kristin Cashore’s upcoming new book, JANE, UNLIMITED, is just too good not to share!
” Jane, Unlimited isn’t just completely different from what Cashore has done before, it’s unlike anything I’ve read—mysterious, precise, and possessed of a pure, clear mood that stays intact even through the genre shifts. It’s a wild gift for readers who like books that take them to unexpected places, by unexplored avenues, reminding us of the thrillingly infinite possibilities of story.”
Read the full review here.
JANE, UNLIMITED is more than just another good Young Adult title; it’s a true crossover between YA and adult fiction. Kristin Cashore is a writer not to be missed!
The New York Times has said of Kristin Cashore’s writing: “Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both.”
Congratulations to author Jason Shiga and to publisher First Second for DEMON, Volume 1, which has won an Eisner Award (the most prestigious from the American comics industry) in the category Best Graphic Album, Reprint!
DEMON’s four volumes compose a high-energy thriller about a suicidal accountant who wants to die but can’t, and the unspeakable chaos and astronomical body count he leaves in his wake as he pursues his quest. (Think Groundhog Day, crossed with the Italian cult strip Squeak the Mouse, and you’ll be close.)
French (Cambourakis) and Italian (Coconino/Fandango) rights have been sold, but all other rights are still free.
THE LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON by Mark O’Flynn (UQP) has made the shortlist for the most prestigious Australian literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award.
Each of the shortlisted authors receives AU$5 000, and the winner will receive AU$ 60 000.
The winner will be announced on 8 September.