Bright Weavings: The Worlds of Guy Gavriel Kay – What’s New
January 2: Two new pieces of reader art have been added to the art gallery. The first is Fédéric Maisonneuve’s rendering of Curdardh, and the second is Nick Mayer’s photographic cover design for Under Heaven.
December 17: A new cover/poster for Under Heaven has been added to the art gallery, this one by Martin Springett. Prints of this piece, signed by both Springett and Kay, as well as the map for Under Heaven (also designed by Springett) will be available for order as posters in the new year. Take a look here.
November 11: A category for Under Heaven has been added to the “Books” section. Included are the covers of the upcoming Summer 2010 Penguin Canada Catalogue, which feature Under Heaven on the cover. Within this same catalogue (and also displayed here on site) is a two page spread showcasing GGK’s backlist titles which have all been redone with new cover art. Take a look here.
November 5: An interview with GGK, conducted by Alaya Dawn Johnson, has been added to the GGK’s Words section. Enjoy it here.
Enjoy jigsaw puzzles? Head over to the Fun Stuff section for the latest addition: an online jigsaw puzzle of a cover for The Fionavar Tapestry.
November 4: A new review for The Sarantine Mosaic, written by Jo Walton and originally appearing at tor.com, has been added in the review section. Click here to take a look.
Another article by Guy Kay originally written for The Globe and Mail has been added to the site. Read it here.
October 1: There is a new piece in the professional scholarship section, entitled Kay’s Provençe: From Arbonne to Ysabel. It was composed and presented by Fay Ringel.
September 8: The Czech Republic edition of Ysabel has been added to the art gallery. Check it out!
July 26: A new student paper, this one entitled “‘Brightly Woven’ or Free to be Bright?” has been added to the scholarship section.
A Spanish paperback edition of The Lions of Al-Rassan has been published, and the cover can be seen in the art gallery section. Take a peek.
June 14: A new undergraduate paper, entitled “Postcolonialism in Guy Gavriel Kay’s Tigana“, has been added to the scholarship section.
March 8: Patricia Gagné’s undergraduate essay, “Comment naissent les héros?”, has been kindly translated by Morgon Mills, and has been added to the student papers in the scholarship section.
March 7: An article originally appearing in the Globe & Mail has been added to the GGK words section.
The cover art for the Russian edition of Ysabel has been been added to the art gallery.
January 13: Another article originally written for the Globe & Mail has been added to the GGK Words section. Take a peek.
November 29: A new piece has been added to the reader’s art section. Take a look at Anne-Marie Broughton’s portrait of Leyse.
November 21: New cover artwork: Roc trade paperback reissue of Tigana.
September 26: A new piece of scholarship by Pierre-Louis Malosse. It is called “Justinien Visité et Revisité”, and it appeared in the French academic journal Anabases. It is a French paper, and it is about Justinian and Theodora, and Guy Kay’s treatment of their ‘alternates’ of Valerius and Alixana in The Sarantine Mosaic.
September 18: Some new information on GGK sightings on the readings page. Links to two new interviews – one audio and one tv! Check them out. New reviews: of Ysabel, of Beyond this Dark House, and a pair on the Mosaic, one on Sailing to Sarantium and one on Lord of Emperors. And for the scholarship section we have an entire dissertation! Anya Kleander’s “Present Reality in Historical Fantasy” examines Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan and The Sarantine Mosaic.
September 14: A few additions: Some new information on GGK sightings on the readings page. Links to two new interviews – one audio and one tv! Check them out. New reviews: of Ysabel, of Beyond this Dark House, and a pair on the Mosaic, one on Sailing to Sarantium and one on Lord of Emperors. And for the scholarship section we ha
ve an entire dissertation! Anya Kleander’s “Present Reality in Historical Fantasy” examines Tigana, The Lions of Al-Rassan and The Sarantine Mosaic.
September 3: A few additions: Two new covers for the art gallery – the German edition of Last Light of the Sun and the French Canadian edition of Ysabel. And a new piece of reader art – Galadan, by Athena Leonti. A new instrumental piece of music, inspired by A Song for Arbonne!
June 4: A few additions: – We have an article on the site that GGK wrote originally for the Globe & Mail, and was printed there in May 2008.
“Sometimes evil comes hand in hand with virtue, animated by good intent. It is most worrisome then because we focus on the intentions, the valid cause, and miss the danger. Happens all the time. I heard a story recently and followed it up. Here’s the essence…” – The NoveList readers guide to Ysabel. This is a very thorough, thoughtful treatment of the novel, that not only offers questions to contemplate but some potential answers. Questions include ‘whose story is it’ and’how do the historical and the personal interact in the novel’. It’s a very interesting read albeit full of spoilers! – The beautiful cover for the new American third paperback edition of A Song for Arbonne.
November 27: There is now a Reader’s Guide for Ysabel if you fancy pondering a few questions…
November 26: GGK was recently Toastmaster at the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs. We now have, exclusively for the site, his already-renowned toastmaster address at the awards ceremony…
September 18: Well, we have some info on paperback editions of Ysabel in the news section. We also have a link to an audio interview with GGK in the GGKswords section. And a new cover – the Croatian cover to The Summer Tree – in the Art Gallery. Along with a new undergraduate paper for the scholarship section, on the importance of music and memory in Tigana. What else is new since February? Oh, I got engaged and married 🙂 One of the reasons for slightly less updating of the site over the last few months.
February 5: I’ve added an Ysabel reading passage to that section of the site. This is the passage GGK has chosen to read when he is on tour.
January 25: Another review added to the reviews section…
January 24: In the news section, there are details of some Ysabel happenings – an ad in the Globe and Mail, a copy of the poster up in bus shelters across Canada, how much the auction for the first book off the press went for. In the readings section, there are details of GGK’s Ysabel book tour. I’ve also created a reviews page for Ysabel and put up two reviews there – more will follow soon, and others will follow in a few months when I’ve decided it’s ok to add more spoiler-full reviews to the site…
I’m also proud to add another piece of reader art to the gallery – proud because the artist is none other than my sister! Have a look at Naomi’s rendering of the riselka..
January 23: Another interview for the site – the first in which GGK talks extensively about his new novel, Ysabel – its inspirations, the different way it deals with history, the idea of a contemporary novel set in our world…
December 22: I’ve added a ‘letter to the reader’ that GGK prepared (on request) to go out with early copies of Ysabel to the media, talking about its development. No spoilers in this. We also have a fascinating interview with GGK taken from the official Penguin Ysabel website, that discusses the process of his historical reserach for Ysabel. This does have spoilers in terms of broader themes of history and location, but not at all in terms of story or plot – the spoilerphobic need not be concerned with this one.
December 19: There’s a contest abroad online to win a set of GGK’s backlist. Check out the news section for the details!
December 18: I’ve added a press release to the News section, announcing the development of The Last Light of the Sun as a film…We also have a new student paper for the scholarship section of the site, titled “The Creative Construction of History in Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Sarantine Mosaic.”Another addition, to the music & verse section of the site, is a poem sent in by a reader inspired by Arbonne. The poem is called ‘The Troubadour’.
October 23: The Croatian cover of The Last Light of the Sun now graces the Art Gallery…
August 4: A poem sent in by Emma Melville, on Fionavar…
July 19: A wonderful poem added to the music & verse section of the site. Simon Fraser wrote his ‘Ode to Fionavar‘ after having read it for the nth time and being inspired by the description of the song Ra-Tenniel sings at the feast after the battle is done…
July 10: Advance viewing of the American cover of Ysabel now in the art gallery. It’s gorgeous!
June 12: Details of GGK’s forthcoming book are now up on the site! Click here to find out the title, see the Canadian cover, and read a short introduction and an extract!
May 11: An interesting piece of scholarship on Sailing to Sarantium by Dena Taylor, has been added to the site.
May 10: A beautiful piece of reader art added to the art gallery, together with a nice long explanation from Melissa, bright weavings denizen and artist…
May 10: Again, better (very) late than never… I’ve added a reading passage from The Last Light of the Sun to the passages section of the site, with an introductory comment from GGK as to why he picks that particular passage to read….
April 21: Better late than never… GGK has given me his bibliography for The Last Light of the Sun. So if you’re interested in knowing more about some of the background reading GGK did in his research
on that book, do hie ye hence to that section…
April 12: Another new paper for the scholarship section, in English this time. This is a paper titled “Guy Gavriel Kay and the Psychology of History.” Interesting stuff. It first appeared in Foundation.
April 7: We have a new paper for the scholarship section. This is an undergraduate paper written by Patricia Gagn