The Book of Joan is coming to Canongate

In an astonishing rave review in The New York Times Book Review, Jeff Vandermeer called The Book of Joan “radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum… A rich, heady concoction, rippling with provocative ideas.” We can’t help but agree. In fact, we’ve acquired it.

Lidia Yuknavitch’s first novel to be published in the UK, it is – as editor Francis Bickmore has said – part Joan of Arc, part Mad Max, and it is rippling excitingly through the company right now as we all get our hands on it.

Lidia said about the deal: “Nothing could be more thrilling to me just now than to sign on with Canongate, where books still rise in the face of despair. I am over the moon and across water. I have waited to become part of a global literary community my entire life. Now more than ever we must write our way to one another – bridge the terrible gaps – this invitation is simply breathtaking.”

Find out more at The Bookseller.