21 Şubat 2015 Cumartesi

MCPG bülten

Size önceki maille duyurduğumuz gibi, Sculptor için film hakları Sony tarafından alındı! Scott Rudin filmin yapımcısı olacak. Sculptor ile devam eden tüm gelişmeleri aşağıdaki orjinal mailden okuyunuz.

Biz de Yuyi Morales'in Viva Frida'yla a Children’s Choice Book Award Illustrator Finalisti seçildiği haberini paylaşmak için mutluyuz! Katherine Roy Neighborhood Sharks ile Children’s Choice Book Award İlk Yazar Finalisti.

Andi Watson’ın   Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula'sı için eleştirmenlerden çok iyi yorumlar geliyor! Bazı güzel yorumları aşağıdaki tırnak içindeki notlara bakın.


·         THE SCULPTOR by Scott McCloud / Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List, Hardcover Fiction, February 17, 2015: #23
·         THE SCULPTOR by Scott McCloud / New York Times Bestsellers List, Hardcover Graphic Novels, March 1, 2015: #2


·         THE DIVINE by Boaz Lavie, illus. by Asaf and Tomer Hanuka / Publishers WeeklyTop 10 Comics & Graphic Novels, Spring 2015
·         THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR DELIVERS A PIZZA by James Kochalka / Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist
·         IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang / 2014 Cybils Award Winner, Graphic Novel
·         MIKE’S PLACE by Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, & Koren Shadmi / Publishers Weekly Spring 2015 Comics & Graphic Novels Announcements
·         THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke / Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist

THE SCULPTOR by Scott McCloud
The Hollywood Reporter, February 17, 2015: EXCLUSIVE: “Sony, Scott Rudin Team Up for Acclaimed Graphic Novel The Sculptor
“Coming out on top of a competitive situation, Sony has picked up the rights to The Sculptor, the new and well-received graphic novel from Scott McCloud, for an adaptation to be produced by Scott Rudin.”

“Sony-based Rudin is in production on Steve Jobs for Universal and in post-production for Sony’s Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.”

“Sony and Scott Rudin are teaming up to make a movie of a comic book from the man who literally wrote the books on comics.”


Booklist, March 1, 2015 issue
“Another absurdly rip-roaring adventure…Kolchalka’s boisterous plot has all of the logic of an imaginative playground game,
which, of course, is a perfect fit for the goofy cartoon characters and riotous, crashing battle scenes on splashy psychedelic backgrounds.”

Booklist, March 1, 2015 issue
“A sprawling, fully realized mythology with a complexity that rivals Tolkien…[The] characters are far from human, but filled with humanity.”

Booklist, March 1, 2015 issue
“Decomposia is a plucky main character, so it is easy to understand why the cheerful, young vampire cook would fall for her…The offbeat faux-horror setting is adorable.”

Slate, February 4, 2015: “Zombies, Vampires, and Puddings
“These cartoony inhuman figures are able to feel and display a thrillingly human range of emotions. I really loved Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula.”

Bleeding Cool, February 9, 2015: “The Underworld Is Under New Management
“Raw and inviting…Wonderfully charming.”

THE SCULPTOR by Scott McCloud
The Telegraph, February 10, 2015: “A Master at Work
“…Astonishing intricacy of the world McCloud has created. Everything in these delicate monochrome panels has been considered; every angle calculated, every expression caught…There’s a master at work here, and you can feel it on every page.”

LA Times, February 6, 2015: “An Imaginative Work of Art
“I was riveted.”

The Washington Post, February 6, 2015: “Graphic-Novel Epic
“Hardly anyone who had ever lived [who] didn’t have some kind of aspiration, or of wanting to be remembered as significant in some way.’”

The Guardian, February 2, 2015: “Philosophical Inquiry Meets Hipster Cool
“I could hardly turn the book’s pages fast enough…What a brilliant and gripping book…Quite how McCloud pulls this off, I don’t know. But if you love reading David Mitchell, this is certainly the graphic novel for you.”

SLEEPLESS KNIGHT by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
Booklist, March 1, 2015 issue
“All kinds of appealing slapstick situations…A solid introduction to graphic novels for a young audience.”

Sublicensed Edition of the Week!

A HOME FOR BIRD by Philip C. Stead

This week, we feature the gorgeous Chinese Complex edition from Taosheng Publishing House! Home for Birdreceived starred reviews from Horn BookPublishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus, who called it “a deeply satisfying story that speaks to universal desires.”

Foreign sales for A HOME FOR BIRD:
Chinese Complex/Taosheng ∙ Dutch/Brevier ∙ Spanish/Oceano


·         NEIGHBORHOOD SHARKS by Katherine Roy / Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist:  Debut Author
·         VIVA FRIDA by Yuyi Morales / Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist: Illustrator



MAX’S MATH by Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov
Booklist, January 23, 2015
“Kulikov’s manic illustrations, in thickly textured pastels, depict jostling piles of shapes and numbers, which appear all the more cobbled together and fantastical while the brothers are playing their imaginative games.”

THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Trisha Leaver
Booklist, March 1, 2015 issue
“Leaver makes this rather dubious premise plausible…Her characters are real.”

Publishers Weekly, February 13, 2015 issue
“Readers will be caught up in the very real grief that Ella feels at losing her sister, as well as her desperation to keep her secret…Watching Ella grapple with questions about life, death, and love makes for rewarding reading.”


This is Joy Peskin’s guinea pig, Ginger! Ginger was a Hanukkah gift for the whole family – hence the bow.

Joy is the Editorial Director for FSG BYR and the editor of the spectacular and heartbreaking Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira.

Foreign sales for LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD:
British Commonwealth/Hot Key ∙ Bulgarian/Soft Press ∙ Czech/Euromedia ∙ Danish/Ordenes By ∙ Dutch/Pending ∙ French/Michel Lafon ∙ German/CBT ∙ Hebrew/Kor’im ∙ Hungarian/Cicero ∙ Italian/Sperling & Kupfer ∙ Lithuanian/Media Incognito ∙ Polish/Amber ∙ Portuguese (Brazil)/Cia das Letras ∙ Portuguese (Portugal)/Presenca ∙ Romanian/Editura Trei ∙ Russian/AST ∙ Serbian/Vulkan ∙ Slovak/Ikar ∙ Slovenian/Hisa Knjig ∙ Spanish (Latin America)/V&R ∙ Spanish/Nocturna ∙ Turkish/Marti Yayin



Booklist, February 6, 2015
“Each full color page depicts the fun and adventures to be had with his super friend.”


Eula Biss
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​sından gelen​
​ ilanlarından ​
​bir özet yolluyorum
​bı facebookda 
Mark Zuckerberg 
​kitap klübü köşesinde önermişti.


ISBN: 978 09929747 49
Price: £12.99
Published: 18 February 2015

Wednesday saw the UK publication of ON IMMUNITY: AN INOCULATION by Eula Biss from Fitzcarraldo Editions.

Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg announced that he has selected ON IMMUNITY as the fourth book for his Facebook 'Year in Books' reading group: 

Sales of the previous titles selected for this social media reading group have been “seismic” and so far the book has already enjoyed substantial praise and attention in the US, where it was also recently nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Prize (Biss previously won the award for her essay: Notes from No Man’s Land) and was Book of the Year 2014 in the New York TimesChicago TribuneSalon & Publisher's Weekly among others. 
In the UK it has already been favourably reviewed by the TLSNew Statesman, and The Big Issue, with confirmation that a review is due in the Financial Times this coming weekend.
Due to this exciting new developement we have also seen stories in the following:

In addition to the above we can now also confirm the following:

Daily Telegraph interiew with Eula Biss 
(int this afternoon, so hopefully it'll be out next week)
Irish Times Review
Mumsnet Extract
Foyles Online Extract
Guardian Books Podcast Interview – (recording 5 Feb)
Guardian review by Rachel Cusk
Newtalk FMTalking Books, (Ireland) Interview – (recording 29 Jan)
Image Magazine (Ireland) review – April issue (out end of Feb)
The Lancet Magazine Review - end of Feb

Reviews already in:

New Statesman – 13 Feb ‘15

‘[T]he widely used phrase “herd immunity”, [is] one of those buried metaphors that Eula Biss regularly stops to unearth throughout this beautifully written essay … [P]artly a fruitful archaeology of ideas about immunity – which sometimes seem to be metaphor all the way down – and partly a memoir: the subject took on visceral importance for the author once she gave birth to a son who turned out to have severe allergies.’
Steven Poole, New Statesman

TLS – 16 Jan ‘15
‘The book draws on Victorian literature, Greek myths, etymology, social anthropology and on Biss’s personal experience as a mother … In her narrative, toxicology reports, perception of risk, and Susan Sontag’s analysis of the power of metaphors all blend seamlessly… Biss’s accomplishment lies in telling a riveting story in a sober voice, drawing accurate inferences from the scientific literature, and never lingering on superstition … Biss’s book is a contribution to the history of medicine, but also to the quiet form of the essay.’
Fani Papageorgiou, TLS  

The Big Issue – 12 – 18 Jan ‘15

‘[A] penetrating study of the nature of contamination, medicine and paranoia … a masterwork of research and enlightenment. Her consideration of both the metaphorical and the practical elements of inoculation draw obvious comparisons with Susan Sontag, and though she writes quite differently, her work stands up to the lofty comparison ... The combination of personal stories, original thought and eclectic references make this a compelling, memorable read.’
Jane Graham, The Big Issue

Lots more to follow do keep your ears to the ground.

Nicolette Praça


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Feb 2015
Fitzcarraldo Editions

‘Biss is our great poet of national fear … she is superb at showing how our choice of words, from intimate conversations to cable-pundit airhorns, reveal our anxieties about children, race, and community.’ Mark Athitakis, Salon What to Read Awards 2014

ZONE by Mathias Enard (Fiction - Translated from French) - Aug '14
Fitzcarraldo Editions

Zone tells a broader story about the movement of modern history… Again and again Mathias Enard’s white knuckle narrative plunges back into the battle-scared past.’ David Winters, Literary Review

MEMORY THEATRE by Simon Critchley (Essay) - Sept '14 
Fitzcarraldo Editions

‘This is an unusual book in which fact and fancy blend in fascinating, rewarding and often very comic ways.’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

20 Şubat 2015 Cuma


Becky Albertalli’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA is one of 2015’s most anticipated YA debuts!

Huffington Post has included it on their list of The Most Anticipated YA Debuts Due Out In The First Half of 2015.

BuzzFeed has also named SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA as one of their 5 Novels That Need To Be On Your 2015 To-Read List.

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA was also featured on Barnes & Noble’s 2015 LGBTQI YA Preview.

Onaltı yaşındaki  gay öğrenci Simon Spier, okul müzikali için hazırladığı tiyatro eserini kurtarmak için gay olduğunu  herkesten  gizlemeyi tercih eder. Ancak onun gizli Gmail hesabına gelen bir e-postanın yanlış ellere düşmesiyle onun bu sırrı herkesin diline düşecer.   Simon aslında kelimenin tam anlamıyla tehdit edilir:  ya sınıfın şaklabanı Martin'in istediği rolü oynayacak ya da  herkes onun cinsel tercihini öğrenecek. Daha da kötüsü gizli postanın sahibinin kimliği anlaşılacaktır.

Bir zamanlar sıkı fıkı olduğu arkadaş grupları ve her geçen gün daha flörtöz bir hal alan Blue ile e-posta yazışmalarının  ortaya çıkmasıyla Simon'ın okuldaki  junior yılı(11.sınıf) aniden karmaşık bir hal almaya başlar. Artık Simon'un değişim yapma zamanı gelmiştir. Değişiklik yapmaktan çekinen Simon rahatlık bölgesinden çıkmanın bir yolunu bulmak zorundadır.-yoksa dışlanacaktır. Arkadaşlarına yabancılaşmadan, kendini tehlikeye atmadan, hayatındaki en harika adamla mutluğu yakalama fırsatını kaçırmadan önce biran evvel bir adım atmalıdır. 

19 Şubat 2015 Perşembe

Mart ayında, Harvard University Press, Robert Zaretsky'nin Boswell’s Enlightenment adlı eserini yayınlayacak. açıklaması aşağıdadır.:

Robert Zaretsky, James Boswell'in  heyecanlı bir entelektüel maceraya giriştiği 1763-1765 dönemini inceler. Bu süre zarfında çağın en büyük düşünürleriyle ile bir araya geldi - Voltaire ve Rousseau, Hume ve Johnson, Paoli ve Wilkes ve inanç, ruh ve ölüm hakkında konuştu ve onun dini eğitimin bu onun döneminin gerçekleri uzlaştırmak için çalıştı .

İşte Scotsman için bir  ön-yayın inceleme:

THE SCULPTOR by Scott McCloud

 THE SCULPTOR ile ilgili müthiş haberler almaya devam ediyoruz. Sony, Scott McCloud'un bu grafik romanının film haklarını satın aldı. Filmin yapımcıları: Scott Rudin ve Josh Bratman.

he Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive announcement:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/sony-scott-rudin-team-up-774395

Further coverage:

Steve Osborne: THE JOB

Yazarın New York Polis Departmanında  hizmet verdiği yirmi yıl üzeri süre boyunca edindiği gerçek hikayelerden bir derleme. Nisan 2015 de Dubleday'den yayınlanacak.The Book List'in eser için yaptığı yorumu sizlerle paylaşmaktan memnunum. Booklist,  "Polisler doğuştan iyi öykü anlatır, ve Osborne'un bu eseri "en iyilerinden biri olmalı" ayrıca Booklist bu derlemeye "sürükleyici,"diyor. The Job New York polislerinin şehirde geçen olaylar karşsısında yaşadıkları keder ve mizah duygusunu mükemmel bir denge kurarak anlatıyor. Mutlaka okunması gereken bir kitap. gerçek suç kitaplarına düşkün olanların beğenisini kazanacak.

Steve osborne
Narrative Nonfiction
The Job
Doubleday, April 2015.  North American.                                                      Manuscript available.

There is no more interesting place to be a police officer than in New York City. The world through a cop’s eyes is a very different place, and with his mix of gritty humor and heartbreaking tragedy, Steve Osborne, a 20-year veteran of the NYPD and star of NPR’s internationally syndicated radio show “The Moth”, takes the reader inside the life and psyche of a New York City street cop, him from his first day on the job to his last.

Readers will see Steve buying hot dogs for an undernourished crack dealer he had just pinned to the ground and arrested. Parting with a mug shot of a wanted felon who had just been murdered, when Steve realized it would be the only photo his mother would ever have of her now-deceased son. Holding a mortally wounded puppy in the back seat of a patrol car, and crying for the first and only time in his career. Mistaking a fleeing man—who turned out to be a dentist—for an armed bank robber and discovering the dentist mistook him for a Mafia hit man (because the dentist had been having an affair with a mobster’s wife). Talking a mother out of seeing her daughter’s decomposed body in her studio apartment. With a blend of a heart, humor, hope, and irony, Steve Osborne gives readers a front-row ticket to the greatest show on Earth.

“Cops are innately good storytellers, and Osborne must be one of the best. Riveting.”
Booklist, Starred review

“Steve Osborne is a born storyteller, and anyone expecting a cop book to be filled with action and adventure won’t be disappointed with THE JOB. But what makes this story so powerful is its compassion and bittersweet comedy, the unexpected moments in which the worst situations bring out the best in people. Anyone who knows a cop—or wants to—should read this book.”   
—Edward Conlon, author of Blue Blood

Nobody tells a cop story better than a cop, and Osborne tells them as well as I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard a lot of them). Go buy this book, for the chases, the laughs, and the poignancy. Go buy it now, especially now, because for every bad cop there are twenty heroic ones—and Steve Osborne was one of them.”—Brian McDonald, author of My Father’s Gun

Steve Osborne was a highly decorated member the New York City Police Department for 20 years and retired as a Lieutenant assigned to the Detective Bureau. During his career he worked as a plainclothes cop, patrolling the streets of Manhattan in a yellow cab, in the Fugitive Division, hunting down the city’s most wanted felons, in the Intelligence Division, gathering intelligence from confidential informants, and as Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Gang Squad. 

After retiring, he began writing a series of short stories about his adventures on "the job”, and has become a star of NPR’s internationally syndicated radio show “The Moth”, where his stories have been enjoyed by millions of listeners throughout the United States, England, Ireland, and Australia, and have garnered over 1.5 million views online. One of his short stories appears in The Moth: This Is A True Story (Serpent’s Tail, August 2014). He has also told his stories on stages throughout the United States, and during a two-week engagement at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.