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:
THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE, A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN, THE MOOR, and A LETTER OF MARY // Picador
(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
Monday, December 10, 2007
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.
Posted by H3NR7 at 12/10/2007