From Publishers Marketplace:
French rights to winner of the World Fantasy Award Lavie Tidhar’s OSAMA went to Mathieu Saintout at Eclipse, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Louisa Pritchard at Louisa Pritchard Associates, on behalf of John Berlyne at The Zeno Agency.
This follows sales to Hungary, Poland, Spain and Germany, with more sales forthcoming announcement as we go through the inevitable paperwork first.
Publishers Marketplace also has the official announcement for THE VIOLENT CENTURY:
Lavie Tidhar’s THE VIOLENT CENTURY, pitched as ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ meets ‘Watchmen’ in this novel about the mystery, and the love story, that determined the course of history itself, to Anne Perry at Hodder & Stoughton, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in October 2013, by John Berlyne at Zeno Agency (World English).
It’s already been announced in Spain, and the contract’s on its way back to the publishers, and so… Osama will be published in Spain by RBA, scheduled for March 2013.
It follows publication in Hungary a couple of months ago, and forthcoming Polish and German editions (I believe the German edition, in hardcover, is also scheduled for March 2013).
It’s particularly cool as, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, one of the influences on Osama has been the work of Spanish writers, particularly Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Viva la España!
PS Publishing have gone a little cuckoo (gaga? woowoo? blergeblergh!) and are offering 100 free copies of my BFS Award winning novella, Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God! All you have to do is buy any book from PS, and you get a hardcover copy of Gorel free.
… and I just noticed they’re currently selling the trade hardcover edition of Osama (RRP £20) at only £13!
Yes – they are crazy!
To celebrate the release of Osama in mass market paperback this week, from Solaris Books (US, UK) – not to mention its nomination for the World Fantasy Award! - I’m offering (for a limited time, at least) a free e-book copy of my novelette, The Last Osama, originally published in Interzone in 2011 (and forthcoming in Best British Fantasy 2013).
The Last Osama explores the world after the capture of Osama bin Laden in the Abbottabad Compound on May 2nd, 2011. In a world profoundly altered by the death, a bounty hunter is hired by the remnants of an army to travel down the Euphrates. His mission: track down and eliminate the last of the Osamas.
But how do you kill an idea?
A postscript to Lavie Tidhar’s World Fantasy nominated novel Osama, written after bin Laden’s capture and two months before Tidhar’s novel was coming out, this is a surreal tale of meta-fiction and hyper-pulp as written by both Tidhar and his pulp alter-ego, Mike Longshott. 7300 words.
Download The Last Osama!
The magnificent cover is based on Steve Hambidge‘s original illustration for the story from Interzone. You can see how Steve created the cover on his gallery blog.
I don’t think I blogged about this, for some reason, but the contract is signed and everything, so…
Osama will be published in Germany in (I believe) hardcover by Rogner & Bernhard, publishers of some really cool books, with a focus on pop culture and music, but with a catalogue that also includes Douglas Adams and William Gibson. I think they will be using Pedro Marques’ (frankly, iconic) cover art.
This will be my second book in Germany after The Bookman.
Osama has so far sold to Poland, Hungary and Germany. There are some other exciting deals in the works, but I’ll blog about them in due course!
Nir Yaniv was bored, so he made me an alternative cover for Osama. He must have been so proud!
4th October 2012 6:30pm – 7:30pm Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event
The events of 9/11 seemed to alter the world so radically that portraying them in fiction felt almost impossible. Israeli-born author Lavie Tidhar, already a controversial and outspoken voice, has risen to the challenge with his alternate-reality novel Osama. At Foyles, Lavie will be in conversation with Sophia McDougall, discussing the novel, and how 9/11 and the figure of Bin Laden have shifted our perspective on the world and how fiction can respond to it, in what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking evening.
Venue: the Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, 113 – 119 Charing Road, London WC2H 0EB
Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by adding the required number to the basket below or by emailing email@example.com. No physical tickets will be issued: the order confirmation you will receive after adding ticket/s to your basket is your proof of reservation.
You can also pre-order a signed copy of the book!