Canongate Canons on sale this week


22 August 2011
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Canongate is repackaging highlights from its backlist in a new Canons series ...
The first twelve titles in Canongate's Canons series - highlights from its backlist - go on sale this week

The Canons series is described by the independent Edinburgh-based publisher as its most 'distinctive, original and relevant books.' Each Canon will include a specially-written introduction. The editions are intended to emphasize the desirability of the printed book as a physical object. The first twelve titles launch during the Edinbugh International Book Festival, and another twelve will be published in 2012.

The first set of Canons comprises: Lanark, Alasdair Gray (introduced by William Boyd); Under the Skin, Michel Faber (introduced by David Mitchell); The Living Mountain, Nan Shepherd (introduced by Robert Macfarlane); Ham on Rye, Charles Bukowski (introduced by Roddy Doyle); The Complete Stories of Muriel Spark (introduced by Janice Galloway); The People of the Sea, David Thomson (introduced by Seamus Heaney); Chronicle in Stone, Ismail Kadare (introduced by James Wood); Hunger, Knut Hamsun (introduced by Jo Nesbo); Life of Pi, Yann Martel (introduced by Salley Vickers); Stone Junction, Jim Dodge (introduced by Thomas Pynchon); Beneath the Underdog, Charles Mingus (introduced by Richard Williams); A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali, Gil Courtemanche (introduced by Giles Foden).


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