Auction for the first copy off the press of Guy Gavriel Kay's UNDER HEAVEN

This from a press release from Penguin Group (Canada):

Toronto – March 18, 2010 To celebrate the worldwide launch of international bestseller Guy Gavriel Kay’s much anticipated new novel Under Heaven, Penguin Group (Canada) is auctioning the first book off the press anywhere in the world, autographed by the author. Signed and verified by the printer and the publisher, this first copy includes a product identification slip and letter from the printing press identifying the book as the first copy printed in Canada. The auction begins March 18, 2010 on eBay, and closes March 25, 2010.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Indigo Books & Music, Inc.’s Love of Reading Fund. The fund directly supports high-needs elementary school literacy programs across Canada. Guy Gavriel Kay will personally match the winning bid to a maximum of $1000 (CDN). Additionally, Penguin Canada will match the winning bid to a maximum of $500 (CDN).

Under Heaven will go on-sale in Canada on April 3. Inspired by the glory of Tang Dynasty China in the eighth century, Guy Gavriel Kay melds history and the fantastic into something both powerful and emotionally compelling. Under Heaven is a novel on the grandest narrative scale, encompassing the intimate details of individual lives in an unforgettable time and place.

You can find the auction here.

I'm about a third into Under Heaven (Canada, USA, Europe) and I'm really enjoying it thus far. It's too early to tell, of course, but if the novel lives up to its potential it could well be one of Kay's signature works.

2 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

I'm 1/3 of the way into Lions of Al-Rassan, and it is so very good. I think he may be one of the most under-appreciated authors writing today.

Dovile said...

He's my favorite author, so I can't wait to read this one. 'Tigana' was my very first G.G. Kay's book, and it got me hooked and hungry for more.