Edinburgh's Canongate Publisher, Jamie Byng, yesterday announced the prestigious house just scooped the rights to Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave's second novel, The Death of Bunny Munroe, "a multi-media package" slated to appear Fall 2009. (Cave's début, now considered a cult classic, And the Ass Saw the Angel, flew off bookstore shelves in 1989.)
Canongate plans a multimedia launch, with an audiobook narrated by Cave and an e-book — featuring a "soundscape" — launching simultaneously. A signed and numbered limited edition will also be available.
And, speaking of Canongate, visit its portal page, itself a thing of beauty (or a 'site for soar eyes); F5's your friend, hit it again and again:
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
— Oscar Wilde