Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dead authors are getting hot

Very true. There is a slew of titles coming soon from authors we thought were unable to produce anymore. The Guardian explains in detail.

Guardian: They are the hottest authors in publishing, delivering works of murder, mystery, ribald humour and passionate love, and they all have one thing in common: they are long dead.

In the middle of the economic downturn, which has hit the American book trade hard, sales have been boosted by a remarkable series of discoveries of lost or unpublished works by some of the greatest names of modern literature which may soon be coming to the UK. Authors whose newly discovered or revised works are now being published in the US include Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabokov, Graham Greene, JRR Tolkien, William Styron, Mary Shelley and Ernest Hemingway. More...

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