ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP Is a CBCA Book of the Year!

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.

ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEPSam 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.

JERUSALEM Is Out in France Today!

And there’s some good media coverage already:

Jerusalem (French cover)

Do not miss JANE, UNLIMITED!

This fantastic review of Kristin Cashore’s upcoming new book, JANE, UNLIMITED, is just too good not to share!

JANE, UNLIMITED (US cover)

” 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.”

 

 

DEMON Gets an Eisner!

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 Vol 1

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.