Patrick Rothfuss, or how I learned to love audio and stopped dislocating my shoulder by carrying really really heavy hardbacks in my satchel on my way to work…
Hi, my name is Paul… Hi Paul! Hi, my name is Paul and I’m a Rothfuss-aholic… Well, I thought I ought to get that out of the way early. I started working for Orion in 2007 about 7 months before first publication of THE NAME OF THE WIND and first encountered it at the London Book […]
90 Second Interview with Patrick Rothfuss
In celebration of the David Gemmell Award short-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-ninety-seconds with as many short-listed authors as we can get our hands on! Today we’re delighted to have a few words from Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Sunday Times bestselling novels The Name of the Wind, […]
Brilliant books; brilliant readers; brilliant audiobooks!
Audio publishing is, without doubt, the most fun you can have in the book world without a free bar – I mean, where else can you sit and listen to a former member of the Rocky Horror band give voice to a squirrel that sounds like it’s been taking coke (or at least overdosing on […]
Gollancz Titles on the Locus Recommended Reading List
Every year, Locus, the magazine of the science fiction & fantasy field, compiles a Recommended Reading List to help readers sort through the vast number of novels, collections, anthologies, stories, etc that are published each year. They’ve just released 2011’s list, which is as good a roadmap through last year’s territory as you’re going to […]
Patrick Rothfuss 60 Second Interview
In celebration of the David Gemmell Award long-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-sixty-seconds with as many long-listed authors as we can get our hands on. Today we’re delighted to have a few words from Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Sunday Times bestselling novels The Name of the Wind, […]
On the sixth day of Christmas…
The 30th of December. It’s somehow not quite Christmas any more, it’s not quite the New Year either, so it seems a marvellous day to look back at the year 2011 . . . and it’s been quite a year for Gollancz! So here are six of our highlights from the past twelve months . […]
On the fifth day of Christmas…
. . it’s a great day to review the year that was 2011 – in covers! So, five of the best (in my opinion, anyway): First up has to be the amazing new cover look for Charlaine Harris and the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s so bright, especially on gloomy winter days, that it can’t help […]
On the second day of Christmas . . .
. . . it’s Boxing Day! But did you know that today is also St Stephen’s day – the one made famous by Good King Wenceslas? It’s one of the best Christmas carols there is, so here’s a sing along to get you in the Christmassy mood. And what could be more Christmassy than a […]
It was the World Fantasy Convention . . .
It was the World Fantasy Convention 2011, in San Diego, and I had the chance to meet up with Patrick Rothfuss. Which was rather lovely. Even better, I had the chance to ask him for a few words for the Gollancz Blog. ‘We have a new Gollancz Blog’, I said. ‘That’s great!’ said Pat. ‘It […]
The Name of the Wind
It was a grey, wet, dark Friday afternoon just before Christmas 2006 when an agent sent me a manuscript for consideration. It was over a thousand pages long and when printed out, single-sided and double-spaced, it stood almost twelve centimetres tall. It did not, at first glance, look like something I wanted to take home […]