Did you know we are publishing Karen Joy Fowler’s next book?

Tue 22 Jun 2010 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 3 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

It is true! How happy are we? Massively! If happiness were weighed in stars we’d be a black hole!

Looking at those announcement posts we did a while back, it looks like we never made it all the way to September of this year (mmm, autumn!) which is the when when the what all over will be What I Didn’t See and Other Stories. And that what is a stunning collection: heartbreaking and deeply realistic even with their occasional fantastic touches. Did you ever read her story “King Rat” in Trampoline? Egads, it was a killer. Now it has been gathered with eleven others (including one, no, wait, two! Nebula Award winners) and, tra la la, a story that makes its first appearance here.

And how shall this book appear? As a zap-it’s-yours ebook from the usual places and also as a lovely hardcover paper book made from lovely recycled paper. The cover is a collage which is being handmade especially for the book by Brooklyn artist Erica Harris—whom some of you may remember as the artist whose fabulous art graced one of our early books, Carol Emshwiller’s collection, Report to the Men’s Club and Other Stories.

We’ll have a preorder page set up soon and or you can order it from Powell’s. Or, wait a bit and see if Karen is reading near you! Karen is one of our favorite readers—or panelist: go see her whenever you canand we expect to be setting up quite a few West Coast readings and maybe maybe more elsewhere.

Ta da!


3 Responses to “Did you know we are publishing Karen Joy Fowler’s next book?”

  1. Ben on June 22nd, 2010 4:36 pm

    yep, psyched! I had the good fortune to meet her recently and read one of the in-revision stories for the collection. I hope she reads at Powells…

  2. Tansy Rayner Roberts on June 22nd, 2010 8:09 pm

    I am ridiculously happy about this book coming into existence – I suspect I will have to buy it specifically to lend to many, many people.

    I look forward to seeing the final TOC…

  3. Lucas on June 25th, 2010 12:37 am


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