Happy New Year, everyone!
Well, 2022 was a pretty good year all things being considered. The Angels of Venice was warmly received and – despite rail strikes and a truly insane heatwave – I managed to do a few events in the UK to promote it and met up with a few mates along the way. Less positively, I also managed to give James Oswald Covid (he was, typically, ever so nice about it).
Elsewhere, I was lucky enough to be a guest at the wonderful Headread festival in Tallinn, just in time for the Estonian release of The Venetian Game. Lovely city, lovely country and we met some great people as well.
David Hewson, Gregory Dowling and myself held a well-received event at the Studium bookshop in Venice and hopefully we’ll look at doing something similar again this year. And, on a personal level, I celebrated turning 56 by visiting the Dario Argento retrospective in Turin. Caroline, bless her, was ever so patient with me…
Anyway, this is just a quick post to keep you all up to date with what’s happening in Nathan-world over the following months.
February is a busy month, as that sees the release of Das Venezianische Grab (the German edition of Venetian Gothic translated, as ever, by the wonderful Birgit Salzman, and the UK paperback of The Angels of Venice.
July 13th sees the release of this year’s Nathan adventure, The Venetian Candidate which is now available for pre-order (and did I ever tell you how much authors love pre-orders?) The paperback edition will follow in February 2024.
At some point there’ll also be an Estonian edition of Vengeance in Venice – more information on that as I get it.
Event-wise, there’ll be the Gwyl Crime Cymru Festival in Aberystwyth, from 21st-23rd April. There will be more, much more, information on this to come – but suffice to say that a lot of very talented people have worked extremely hard to make this happen, and it is going to be epic.
I hope, as last year, to be doing a few signings/events around the UK when Candidate comes out. Again, more info as I get it. But hopefully I won’t get Covid this time..
The big news, however, is that I’ve been delighted to sign another contract with my publisher, which will see the Nathan series running at one book a year until 2026. I find still find that hard to believe. It doesn’t feel like six years since the release of The Venetian Game and now, suddenly, we’re talking about a ten-book series (and hopefully beyond). As I’ve said before – this is all down to you.
With my thanks, as ever, for all your support; and wishing you a very happy 2023!