Press Release

Nice, when someone else does a Journal entry I can post! To clarify: July is hardcover release in UK, with a cover being designed now, but the e-books will be available there on April 2nd, as in US and Canada.

New literary epic River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay


12 February 2013:

Emma Coode, Deputy Publishing Director of HarperCollins, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in the historical literary epic River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown Ltd.

Having successfully published Guy Gavriel Kay’s last eleven novels under the HarperVoyager imprint, Coode has made a decision to bring his latest novel River of Stars to market under the HarperFiction list, to demonstrate Kay’s crossover and literary appeal.

Emma Coode said: “Guy has surpassed himself with his latest novel, which seamlessly combines beautiful prose, impeccable historical research and captivating adventure. Publishing Guy on the HarperFiction list, alongside literary historical fiction authors like Tracy Chevalier, places him in esteemed company and feels both natural and exciting.”

Guy Gavriel Kay said: “I am very happy to be working again with the HarperCollins team, and honoured by the degree of enthusiasm they are showing for River of Stars, and the imagination and energy being applied to help it find new readers in the UK.”

In his previous critically acclaimed novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China’s Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author returns with an absorbing tale inspired by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty four hundred years later. Themes of culture and power, the burden of history, women’s roles in a narrowing world, and love in many forms guide and inform a beautifully crafted novel that moves from the grandest scale to deeply-moving human intimacy.

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay will be published in hardback on 18th July 2013

 About the author: Guy Gavriel Kay is the internationally bestselling author of twelve novels. In the 1970s he was retained by the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to assist in the editorial construction of Tolkien’s posthumously published The Silmarillion. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic, is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award, and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. His works have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Issued by:

Ann Bissell HarperFiction Publicity.

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