Friday, December 28, 2007

2008 New York Book Show Winner

I am pleased to announce that the Picador Art Department has swept the 2008 New York Book Show in the category of General Trade / Quality Paperback for Individual Book Cover Design.

Tom Zoellner's THE HEARTLESS STONE // Picador

Galt Niederhoffer's A TAXONOMY OF BARNACLES // SMP / Picador,
(illustrated by Pierre Mornet / Marlena Agency & Pete Garceau)

and Michael Cunningham's FLESH AND BLOOD // Picador.

Also Michael Lewis' THE BLIND SIDE, a freelance job I designed for Ingsu Liu / Art Director // W.W. Norton

We also won in the General Trade / Quality Paperback for Book Cover
Design / SERIES.

THE PARIS REVIEW INTERVIEWS, Volumes 1 & 2 // Picador / The Paris Review,

and the Laurie R. King crime series:
(Major props to Adam Auerbach who illustrated this entire series).

Congratulations go to Lisa G. & Adriana C. in Production and our Printers, Phoenix Color & Lehigh Lithographers for their outstanding efforts, and my Publisher Frances C. and the incredible Picador Editorial staff for their trust.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Hidden Man

by Anthony Flacco

Art Director: Beck Stvan // Mortalis / Random House

A historical thriller featuring a detective and a hypnotist/illusionist set against the backdrop of 1915 San Francisco during The Panama Pacific International Exposition.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Diving Pool

three novellas by Yoko Ogawa / translated by Stephen Snyder // Picador

A haunting trio of novellas about love, fertility, obsession, and how even the most innocent gestures may contain a hairline crack of cruel intent. Spare, beautiful, and twisted, The Diving Pool is a disquieting and at times darkly humorous collection about normal people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.
  • A young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, taking meticulous note of a pregnancy that may or may not be a hallucination—but whose hallucination is it, hers or her sister's?
  • A woman nostalgically visits her old college dormitory on the outskirts of Tokyo, a boarding house run by a mysterious triple amputee with one leg.
  • The title story is about a lonely teenage girl who falls in love with her foster brother as she watches him leap from a high diving board into a pool, wishing that she was the water—a peculiar infatuation that sends unexpected ripples through her life.