A Man Lies Dreaming headed to the US

From the announcement:

Lavie Tidhar’s Award Winning A Man Lies Dreaming Set for US Release

Lavie Tidhar’s award winning novel A Man Lies Dreaming is coming to America next year. The novel, published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton, has already won a £5000 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British Book. It is currently on the shortlist for the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

In A Man Lies Dreaming, a Yiddish pulp writer in Auschwitz dreams an alternate world in which a former dictator, now a down-at-heels PI known only as Wolf, ekes out a meagre living in darkly transmogrified London. It has won rave reviews in the UK and been called a “twisted masterpiece” by the Guardian newspaper.

A Man Lies Dreaming is set to be published by Melville House, the prestigious independent literary publisher, whose list includes David Peace, Banana Yoshimoto and Nobel winner Imre Kertész. It is scheduled for a March 2016 release, in hardcover.

Tidhar said, “I’ve long been a fan of Melville House, one of the most exciting publishers around, and I couldn’t be happier about the deal. I can’t wait to see the finished book!”

The deal was negotiated by Hodder & Stoughton; foreign rights are represented by the Zeno Literary Agency, with Italian and Czech rights already sold, and more in the pipeline.


So, a few things! Firstly – Melville House! I mean seriously, how awesome is that?

Secondly – US edition!

Thirdly – I’m sharing publisher with the pope!

Fourth – I’ve seen a cover draft and it looks awesome.

Fifth – that’s two novels I have out in the US next year!

Sixth – I don’t know, there’s only so much enthusiasm one can contain. Instead, here’s the the brand new UK paperback reprint cover of AMLD!



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