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January 29, 2014

Bundled Extra: Uncivilized Books Nails Down Spring 2014 Season

imageTom Kaczysnki's Minneapoli-based boutique publishing house Uncivilized Books has formally announced its Spring 2014 line-up. I'm not sure how much of this is new information and how much is now-official information, but it's all welcome news. I think Uncivilized is one of the more interesting publishers out there, period.

The announced were:

* Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries, Gabrielle Bell, 97809889014521 (ISBN13), 160 pages, softcover, May, $19.99.
* An Iranian Metamorphosis, Mana Neyestani, 9780988901445 (ISBN13), 200 pages, softcover, May, $19.99.
* It Never Happened Again, Sam Alden, 9780988901469 (ISBN13), 140 pages, softcover, June, $11.99.

There are nice cover images for all three, but I'll stick to the Gabrielle Bell because I can't make a banner image from them because I lack those skills to do that while keep them color images. The Neyestani is super-interesting; he's the Iranian cartoonist with a hell of a story to tell, how a cartoon where a cockroach used a certain phrase that triggered riots and imprisonment. Sam Alden of course is the young cartoonist for whom this will be an important early book, and the course of Gabrielle Bell's previous book with Uncivilized seemed to indicate a very harmonious publishing partnership -- It was a really good book too, deservedly lauded.

Anyway: good books, good publisher, potentially super-strong season. I hope you'll spend some time reading about what's to come with that line.
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