A friend snapped this picture of my book at JFK airport yesterday. It is a slightly surreal feeling to realise that the book has a life of its own over in the US, while I am sitting here on this particularly grey day in Auckland. It is easy to think that nothing happens when you hear and see nothing. So, this image was a most welcome sign that my book is doing well. Without me. The odd review has been coming through, all good. So, instead of browsing for more information I should let it go. And return to my task.
Archive for the ‘The kindness of your nature/ Det goda inom dig’ Category
I was offered to contribute to a US blog and describe my dream cast, should my book me made into a film. You can read it here: My book, the movie
We are allowed to dream, aren’t we?
A beautiful reading of¬†The Kindness of your Nature/ The Memory of Love¬†by Denis O’Connell is being broadcast this month. You can listen to the first fours episodes here:¬†http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thereading
Doing what you should never do – googling myself – I came upon this interesting blog:
I thought the review of my own novel, ‘The Kindness of Your Nature’/'The Memory of Love’, was interesting and thoughtful, and I continued to read several others. I recommend it for anybody with an interest in Swedish literature.
My third novel, The kindness of your nature/Det goda inom dig will be released in Germany 10 September (my birthday – auspicious, I hope) and I look forward to going to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October as one of the New Zealand authors invited to participate in the celebration of New Zealand as the guest of honour country.
The Finnish cover for The Kindness of Your Nature – Kaikki Hyv√§ Sinussa – has just arrived. I am very, very pleased with how it looks.
As an excerp for the back of the cover, the following passage has been chosen:
“Here, I realised that the darkness was not absolute. From up there on the deck the sea had been one with the surrounding darkness. But now I saw a multitude of shifting grey hues, as manifold as the most colourful landscape.”
Publication is scheduled for¬†March 2012.
Translation Anuirmeli Sallamo-Lavi
I am grateful to the team who has looked after my books so very well¬†in Finland, and I hope this release will make us all proud.