Books & Translations
January 12, 2016
Watery rays of sunlight seep around quiet street corners.
Metal shutters clank up – only the odd boulangerie and tabac here and there – in polyphonic dissonance with the Christmas Day bells of Saint Sulpice.
The Luxembourg Garden gates are open.
Coat racks stand empty next to vacant pétanque terrains. They’ll fill up later in the day.
Gravel crunches under joggers’ feet, an inevitable response to Christmas excess. Americans perhaps?
A single basket-baller shoots lonely hoops, waiting to see who’ll turn up for a game of pick-up.
The lake is free of sailboats. But hopeful ducks approach a toddler and his bread-filled pockets.
And around a corner, the Countess de Ségur maintains her benevolent watch, waiting for empty playgrounds to fill.
The children will come, as they ever have, perhaps even clutching a freshly unwrapped copy of her timeless books.
Godmother shortlisted for Staunch Book Prize 2019
November 1, 2019
Pushkin Press publishes "No Place to Lay One's Head" in UK
January 27, 2018
The Godmother makes the NYT 100 Notable Books 2019 List!
November 27, 2019
Godmother Launch Party and Fundraiser
October 24, 2019
Get ready to meet The Godmother
June 25, 2019
Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Translation Prize
Frenkel translation wins JQ-Wingate Prize 2019
February 27, 2019
Shortlisted for the JQ-Wingate Prize
January 30, 2019
A fabulous night for the ACO's music education program
May 13, 2018
"No Place to Lay One's Head" a BBC 4 Book of the Week
February 1, 2018
Eagle Books Adventure
Jules Verne Mikhail Strogoff
almanach des gourmands
brighton the corner
grimod de la reynière
ni cru ni cuit
once upon a christmas
pig and pastry