Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011
Six Months Out, Many Already Confirmed For San Diego 26
While there are gobs of SD26 workshop leaders to be announced over the coming months, to whet your insatiable appetite for all things SCWC, here's a little taste of who'll be with us come February. On the authors side of things, Kirsten Imani Kasai is back. Tattoo (Del Rey), the follow up to her debut novel, Ice Song, is just out and warrants an immediate read. Publishers Weekly calls it, "lushly erotic while remaining aware of the costs of addiction and self-indulgence." And National Book Critics Circle member Paul Goat Allen hails, "Lyrical, forlorn, dreamlike, and, at times, painfully passionate....Tattoo is essentially deeply philosophical and poetic contemplation cloaked in visionary science fiction." And check out that jacket! Look who else will be with us:
Historical fictionalist Laurel Corona returns. Finding Emilie (Gallery Books), set in 1749 France, is her latest. Of it, Publishers Weekly raves, "Corona brings a changing world, peopled with fascinating historical figures like Diderot and Voltaire, to vibrant life." While Catherine Delors (For the King) calls it simply, "A remarkable novel" ... Ernessa T. Carter, whose wonderfully entertaining 32 Candles evolved from her SCWC*LA6-award winning manuscript for Outstanding Fiction, will be with us (be sure to watch the excerpt of her keynote appearance at LA8 below) ...
Author/artist/journalist Gregg Gutierrez joins us for the first time. Now in its ninth printing, his collection of short stories, Zen and the Art of Surfing, was called by Writer's Digest, "infectious...spellbinding." "His work is mythological," proclaimed the San Diego Union Tribune ... After a couple-conference hiatus, Frederick Ramsay is back. The seventh book in his popular, critically acclaimed Ike Schwartz mystery series, Rogue, is now out from Poisoned Pen Press ... Due to a scheduling conflict, Andrew Peterson (Forced to Kill), has been rotated from our LA9 event to SD26. (Wherever we get him, we're just glad we got him.)
Agents wise, those coming to SD26 include Marisa Iozzi Corvisiero of L. Perkins Agency, Kristin Miller of D4EO Literary, Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary and Jon Sternfeld, from Irene Goodman Literary. More, of course, to be announced.
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