After a nearly two month hiatus, the Blue Met engine got fired up again today and we were all back in the office, talking 2012. Some really exciting stuff planned and we're really happy about what we are doing for our next Festival.
In the meantime, some excellent news on the new book horizon. All these authors have announced new books for the fall:
A.S. Byatt (the 2009 Blue Metropolis International Grand Prize) has a new novel called Ragnarok, the End of the Gods (Knopf Canada).
Anita Rau Badami has a new novel, Tell it to the Trees, coming out in September (Knopf Canada).
In addition, Jeffrey Eugenides, Russel Banks, Chuck Palaniuk, Amitav Ghosh (2011 Blue Met Grand Prize winner), Christopher Hitchens, and Joan Didon all have new books coming.
The books editor from The Gazette, Edie Austin has a complete list is here. Lots of reading to get through!