As I get used to being back in L.A.—in some ways I’ve been gone more than a year and in other ways I forget that I haven’t been here for almost a year– I’d just thought I’d take a moment to do an update on what’s going on with The Night Counter, some of which is pretty exciting.
-There was a heated auction for the German rights to the novel. It will be released by Aufbau Verlag, Berlin in spring 2010. Particularly cool since this auction was going on while I myself was in Germany for the first time completely unaware. Super, as everyone there says.
–Amazon has decided to release The Night Counter on Kindle as well, so I can pretend to feel on the cutting edge of technology.
-I’ll be going to Minneapolis on August 8th for a book party hosted by Mizna, which is a great literary journal I have been proud to contribute to. (Details on http://www.aliayunis.com/events)
-Booklist Magazine gave The Night Counter a very nice review in its July 1 issue, saying “Yunis’ debut is a magical, whimsical read with plenty of humor and heart.” “The Library Journal also reviewed it, and its verdict was: “…a warm, feel-good story of complicated family ties, long-buried secrets, and last-minute surprises….it would be a good selection for book clubs.”