The Life-Writer makes 100 Notable Books of 2016 list in the New York Times
2015 was a good year for David Constantine, who saw his short story ‘In Another Country’ adapted into the Oscar nominated film 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling, as well as the UK release of his novel The Life-Writer. A passionate tale of grief and rediscovery, the book sees a literary biographer resolve to turn her professional skills to her late husband’s past, in particular, a journey he made years before they met – a hitchhike through France that he had tried to tell her about in the last few hours of his life.
2016 is looking to be just as good as for David as, having sold the North American rights to Biblioasis earlier in the year, Comma is delighted to say that The Life-Writer is now back under the spotlight and drawing in widespread praise from North American press. Highlighted in the Literary Hub as ‘one of the ‘Five Books Making News This Week’, it was also one of the New York Times’ Recommended Books of the Week, off the back of Stacy D’Erasmo’s rave review.
And to top it all off, last night the New York Times dropped their 100 Notable Books of 2016 list last night, and The Life-Writer is featured on it, alongside the likes of Booker shortlisted Deborah Levy's Hot Milk and Max Porter's Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
Congratulations to David Constantine and to Biblioasis! But don't let our Amercian-cousins be ahead of the game - you can buy The Life-Writer in the UK from all good book shops and in paperback and eBook from the Comma Press website.