Nicola Griffith

The Aud Books

There are three novels about Aud Torvingen, “One of my favorite kick-ass, super-competent, coolheaded, hotblooded, semilegal girls.” — Salon.

There were always meant to be five books in the series. But I stopped at three because three different books from three different publishers is not a happy state of affairs. Readers of one don’t always know the others exist. They all look completely different, and have wildly divergent cover copy. (The images I use on this site are by a friend; they are not the current covers.)

I am in the process of reverting rights to all three Aud novels with the goal of one day writing Book 4 and republishing the series from a single publishing house, complete with coherent covers and marketing strategy, and then writing Book 5. I also want to publish the books in the UK.

Meanwhile, you may find it difficult to get hold of some of them (an inevitable result of the drawn-out, antediluvian process of going out of print). Stay is already unavailable new and I’m hoping the other two will follow shortly. So if you prefer reading digitally I’d suggest buying The Blue Place and Always now rather than later. That or you’ll have to wait a year or two until everything’s sorted.

I’m very fond of these books, I loved writing them. I can’t wait to write another. I hope you like them too.