We hope everyone's summer is off to a great start! We have several new releases that should be on sale this week: Barry England's Booker-shortlisted military thriller slash existentialist nightmare, Figures in a Landscape (1968), John Braine's second novel, The Vodi (1959), which M. John Harrison has called a masterpiece of a yet undiscovered genre: Kitchen Sink Gothic, and John Wain's The Smaller Sky (1967), a real gem, and one of my very favorite rediscoveries of ours so far.
Later this month, expect to see Colin Wilson's The God of the Labyrinth (1970), Piers Paul Read's wonderful Monk Dawson (1969), which won him both the Somerset Maugham Award (best novel by an under-35 British writer) and the Hawthornden Prize (best work of imaginative fiction), and one of our major releases, Charles Beaumont's The Hunger and Other Stories (1957).
Those of you who have been following along for a while may remember that our releases from 2005 to early 2007 carried a Chicago imprint, while everything since then has been published from Kansas City. Starting later this month, you'll notice a new change, as we move ourselves and the press to Richmond, Virginia. We may also be a little slower than normal at responding to emails or Facebook, Twitter, and blog posts, as we'll be busy moving and unpacking.
Thank you to all our readers out there who have been enjoying our new 20th century series and who have made 2013 the best year ever for Valancourt Books. We have tons and tons more exciting books yet to release in 2013, so please keep watching the website!