Image description: Composite image of two covers of So Lucky: A Novel, by Nicola Griffith. On the left, the UK edition. On a black background, a burning torch flames in orange and yellow up and across at least half the image. At the top, in between the flames are quotes from the Independent ‘a short, fast-paced whirlwind of a novel’ and BBC Culture‘a sophisticated thriller’. Below is the title, So Lucky in salmon-coloured type, and the author’s name, Nicola Griffith, in white. On the right, the US edition. The background is matte black with the title “So Lucky,” and the author’s name “Nicola Griffith,” in big uppercase type rendered as burning paper. In smaller, brighter letters between title and author is, “A novel,” and, below the writer’s name, “Author of Hild”
I’ve been in Las Vegas—my very first trip, which deserves a whole post to itself at some point—and have come back to a few bits and bobs of So Lucky news. In no particular order:
- Montserrat Pons Nusas at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, has just completed their MA dissertation, “Queer and Crippled: Intersectional Feminism in Nicola Griffith’s So Lucky: A Novel” which you can read online for free at the link. I’ve only just started it but so far it’s a cracker.
- My Op-Ed about the cultural dangers of disability literature clichés, “Overwriting the Old Story,” (the title may change) will be published in Wednesday’s New York Times.
- The US edition (FSG Originals) of So Lucky is a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association 2019 Book Awards, winners to be announced in January.
- The UK edition (Handheld Press) of So Lucky will be out on November 22 just in time for Thanksgiving. It’s slightly different to the US version, with English spellings and three bonus essays. You can buy direct from publisher at the above link or from:
Books, Etc | Blackwell’s | Amazon UK | list of 70 UK independent book shops
Also, don’t forget the audio version, which I narrated earlier this year—available as a digital download or CD from Amazon or from any of those lovely independents linked above.
2 thoughts on “So Lucky news”
Thanks for the op-ed in the New York Times, Nicola. 50 books is appalling, and I hope more writers will “come out.”
Thanks, Kim. But the problem isn’t solely with writers, it’s with agents, editors, publishers, producers and so on. Also, to a degree, readers: They don’t want to read about disability because it’s ‘depressing’. The thing is, a lot of the stuff that gets past nondisabled gatekeepers is depressing–because they won’t buy anything else. It’s a vicious circle…
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