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Thursday, September 03, 2009

RELEASE OF 'THE ANNIVERSARY MAN'...
Well, here it is. September 3rd, 2009. Release date of the seventh title, 'The Anniversary Man'. It seems like only yesterday that we released the first title, 'Candlemoth', but that was all of six years ago in 2003. I am now six years older, not necessarily six years wiser, and time has passed so rapidly it's hard to believe.
Later this month it gets busy. I am out on tour to France and Belgium for twelve days, and then New York for a fortnight. Somewhere in October I am going to Norway for a few days as well. The books ('A Quiet Belief in Angels', published as 'Seul Le Silence', and 'A Quiet Vendetta', published as 'Vendetta') in France are doing very well. There is a website (www.liwreo.com) where you can see these very cool-looking 'video trailers' for both books. 'Seul Le Silence' has just been released over there in paperback (what's know as a 'livre de poche'), and 'Vendetta' has just come out in large format paperback (as they don't do hardbacks in France).
Next week is going to be interesting, to say the least. We are releasing our first title in the US. It's 'A Quiet Belief In Angels' again, and the response thus far from newspapers, magazines, readers' groups and libraries over there has been amazing. We shall wait and see what happens...
So that's where we are. I am at Thimblemill Library in Smethwick at 2.30 today for an event. Hope to see some of you there. Otherwise, I am working like a dog to get the book for 2011 done before I disappear for a month on tour. I am a little more than half way through and it's going well. That's the 'Bad Signs' book that I've mentioned a couple of times before.
And for those of you who are on twitter, I am on there too now. You'll find me under 'rjellory'. Twitter is a challenge for me. For someone who regularly sits down and writes three or four thousand words at a straight run it's interesting to be limited to one hundred and forty!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Best wishes, as always,
Roger.

12 comments:

Mark said...

I've been looking forward to the release of Anniversary Man...the first thing my recent birthday book vouchers will go on! :)

Best of luck with it - and everything else - Roger!

martin said...

looking forward to reading the anniversary man. It's in the post from amazon so i should get it in a day or too. I noticed about Ken Bruen, giving you a great review for the collectors edition. i hear he's a well respected irish crime writer who's having one of his books filmed with a couple of famous stars. I'd have loved a copy until i saw the price. but never mind I'll keep an eye open for a copy to maybe appear on e-bay.
Good luck in America. I'm sure AQBOA will fly over there.
I'll put a review of it on amazon, when I've read it.
I see I've missed you again at Smethwick library this time but still I'm sure I'll catch you sooner or later.
Best wishes and good luck

Martin

Brian said...

Just looking at the liwreo.com site it seems AQBIA is No 1 !

R J Ellory said...

Mark...who sends you book vouchers for your birthday?

R J Ellory said...

Martin,
Yes, a bit pricey eh? But beautiful books. Went out to Smethwick. Sorry you couldn't make it, but no doubt there'll be another event soon enough and we can catch up. Hope all's well with you.

R J Ellory said...

Brian,
Yes, I noticed that! Sexy videos, eh? We should do stuff like that in England for God's sake!

Mark said...

That'll be my brother & sister-in-law. But only because I asked ;)

By the way, wasn't there some talk about filming A Quiet Belief in Angels, or did I imagine that?

lynne said...

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the Anniversary man-it doesn't seem that long ago that the release date seemed ages away and now it's here. Where does the time go? I was very tempted by the collectors edition but it's a lot of money,although it could be seen as an investment as it will increase in value and therefore a very sensible buy. The only problem with that is I wouldn't want to sell it so I need a better excuse!
I'm looking forward to reading the New York Times review, only a few more days to go...

R J Ellory said...

Mark...yes, there is a screenplay. I was commissioned to write it by Olivier Dahan (writer/director of 'La Vie En Rose'). I should hear news on what's happening with it later this month.

R J Ellory said...

Lynne...great to hear from you. Unfortunately there isn't going to be a NY Times review. It got bumpred for some reason, and we don't know why.

lynne said...

That's a shame-have you heard anything about a reason yet? It's great to hear there is so much interest in AQBIA in the US, it's certainly a book I wont forget.

R J Ellory said...

Lynne,
No, we haven't been given a reason, and I don't suppose they feel the need to explain themselves - they are the New York Times after all! The lesson is 'Don't believe a rumour until it's in print'. There does seem to be a good deal of interest in the book over there, but we shall see what happens. I am cautiously optimistic!
Best,
Roger.