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cover art: tigana

Tigana was first published in 1990. It has since been translated into many languages. Many foreign language editions used the same covers as English language editions; I present here covers that display varied artwork only. Click on a cover to see a larger image.

US edition of Tigana

US trade paperback edition. Pub: Roc
Artist: Mel Odom.
This artwork by Mel Odom, in a slightly different format, was also used for the first US hardback edition, as well as for the first Canadian edition, and the later UK paperbacks (after the first edition paperback, seen below).

UK hardback edition of Tigana
UK hardback edition. Artist: Steve Crisp.
Pub: Viking/Penguin. This cover was changed slightly for the first UK paperback - see right. GGK's note
UK first paperback edition of Tigana
The figure of the lone warrior was changed to a man and woman, and the towers on top of the crags were erased.

Canadian Penguin edition of Tigana

Canadian trade paperback; part of a relaunch of GGK's 'historical' books with a unified look by Penguin.
Art by: Henry Van Der Linde, design by Cathy MacLean
(Click here to view all Penguin relaunch covers)
Quebecois edition of Tigana, volume 1  Quebecois edition of Tigana, volume 2
Quebec edition. Artist: Guy England. Pub: Alire. As can be seen, Tigana was split into 2 books. This happened for many of the translations, as English tends to 'grow' a lot when translated into other languages, especially Romance languages. The title, as you'll see if you look closely, was changed to Tigane. This is because there is a famous footballer in France called Jean Tigana, and the publishers feared confusion would arise. How ironic that of all GGK's books, Tigana's name was changed...

Swedish edition of Tigana, book 1 Swedish edition of Tigana, book 2
GGK's noteSwedish edition of Tigana.
Artist: Alexander Reichstein.
Pub: Raben and Sjogren.
French edition of Tigana
French edition. Pub: l'Atalante. The cover is a detail from the early Renaissance painting by Ucello, 'The Battle of San Romano.'

Croatian edition of Tigana               
Croatian edition.
Artist: Igor Kordey.
Pub: Algoritam.
German cover of Tigana, book 1 German edition of Tigana, book 2               
German edition.
Artist: Ingrid Schütz.
Pub: Heyne Verlag.
The titles mean 'The Curse' and 'The Fool'.
Italian edition of Tigana
Italian edition.
Title: 'Land of the Two Moons'
Artist: Marco Ventura,
Pub: Sperling and Kupfer, Milan

Polish edition of Tigana
Polish edition.
Artist: Mick Van Houten.
Pub: Zysk i S-ka
Russian edition of Tigana
Russian edition.
Artist: Anatoly Dubovik
Pub: Sekachyov
Click on the cover for a larger pic and a translation of the Russian cover blurb

Spanish edition of Tigana
Spanish edition.
Art:The Mel Odom painting, incorporated into a new design by Víctor Viano. Pub: Timun Mas Editorial.

 Dutch edition of Tigana
Dutch reprint edition.
Artist: Geoff Taylor
Pub: Meulenhoff
finnish tigana book 1finnish tigana book 2
The Finnish edition of Tigana, published in two volumes
Artist: Sakari Tiikkaja
Pub: Karisto
Click here for artist's comments
Click on the covers for full-wrap large versions of the covers

American Roc reissue of Tigana
U.S. trade paperback reprint edition (2008).
Artist: Larry Rostant
Design: Ray Lundgren
Pub: Roc
Estonian Tigana
Estonian editon.
Cover Design: Thomas Niklus
Pub: Varrak

Czech edition of Tigana
Czech Republic edition.
Artist: Jan P. Krásny.
Pub: Talpress.
Israeli edition of Tigana
Israeli edition
Artist: Adaptation of Mel Odom cover
Pub: Opus (in 2 volumes)

portugal tigana book 1

portugal tigana book 2
The Portugal edition of Tigana, published in two volumes

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