A Wise Suggestion for Covid-19 Times

The Paris Book Fair has been cancelled and the Bologna fair rescheduled, but the London Book Fair’s organisers say “business as usual”? Despite participants cancelling right and left? It’s crazy! Here is what the Italian publishers Grouppo editoriale Mauri Spagnol have to say about their participation in book fairs and festivals in these times. Makes…

GO WITH THE FLOW Launches in Italy

The Italian publisher of GO WITH THE FLOW by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (First Second) have just launched their edition, with a great article and  interview with the authors in Vanity Fair! and here’s the full article: Mai più imbarazzo, and some additional press: Spanish and French editions are coming soon!    

CATS ARE PEOPLE, TOO

Attention all cat lovers! Coming in April from Square Fish is the hilarious CATS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly. Can’t wait to see this followup to Dave’s previous book, DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO!

Yet Another Award for LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME!

The First Second title, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell just keeps racking up awards! It has just been named as a special mention honoree in the Young Adult category of the inaugural 2020 BolognaRagazzi Comics Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair! Congratulations to all…

Breakthrough for Graphic Novels at Major US Awards!

Graphic novels are no longer outsiders in the prize-winners category, and School Library Journal has published a great article detailing the graphic novels that have just won major children’s literary prizes. For example, Jerry Craft’s New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal and it also won the Coretta Scott King…

THE NIGHT COUNTRY UK Review!

The Guardian has given THE NIGHT COUNTRY a fantastic review: “Albert’s legion of fans will relish her return to the bloody, terrifying, seductive world of her debut and inventive brilliance of her storytelling.” Imogen Russell-Williams, The Guardian Bravo!

The Mountains of Madness sells out!

The 10,000 copy first print run of the French publication of François Baranger’s At the Mountains of Madness has sold out in less than three months, and a new printing is already under way! English, Swedish, Spanish, Polish, and Russian editions are currently in the works, with more to come.

THE NIGHT COUNTRY Is Number 5!

THE NIGHT COUNTRY, Melissa Albert’s brilliant sequel to THE HAZEL WOOD, just came out in the US and the UK and is already number 5 on the New York Times YA bestsellers list!  

Happy New Year!

Warmest wishes for the New Year from all of us here in Paris.

ON A SUNBEAM – a Best of 2019 in France!

According to the French magazine Les Inrocks, Dans un Rayon de soleil  is one of their  25 best books (graphic novels/comics) of 2019!   Congratulations to author Tillie Walden, French publisher Gallimard, and First Second, who originally published  ON A SUNBEAM in the first place!