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A Greater Music

By Bae Suah and Deborah Smith
A Greater Music by Bae Suah and Deborah Smith digital book - Fable

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Publisher Description

  • Includes in CBSD galley box.

  • Approximately 200 advance copies sent to primary publications. This list includes: New York Times, SF Chronicle, LA Times, n+1, New York Review of Books, The Nation, Bookforum, The Believer, Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, Rain Taxi, Time Out New York/Chicago, World Literature Today, Flavorwire, Washington Post, BOMB, Literary Review, Complete Review, Words Without Borders, B&N Review, Harper's, Shelf Awareness, Quarterly Conversation, Chicago Tribune, Typographical Era, Slate, Salon, etc. Also sent to the following trade publications: Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, Library Journal.

  • Advance copies also sent to members of the NBCC Award Committee and the Best Translated Book Award Fiction Committee.

  • Giveaway of 25 copies on Goodreads, along with contacting members who have given her other works positive reviews.

  • Promote on Three Percent and on social media via Open Letter's FB & Twitter accounts (over 5,900 likes on FB; over 10,700 followers on Twitter).

  • Ebook available and will be mentioned on all press release materials, Open Letter website, etc.

  • Reading tour starting at the American Literary Translators Association conference and hitting a few key bookstores across the country. The translator, Deborah Smith, might also participate in this tour.

  • Collaboration with Deep Vellum to jointly promote both Bae Suah titles that are coming out in the fall of 2016.

  • Dedicated online promotional efforts, including excerpts on Three Percent, interviews with the translator and author, and reviews in all the magazines that refused to write about her earlier book because it came out from Amazon.

  • Serialization of Porochista Khakpour's introduction at a print or online magazine.
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    About Bae Suah

    Bae Suah is one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary Korean authors, with over ten short story collections and five novels to her name. She received the Hanguk Ilbo literary prize in 2003, and the Tongseo literary prize in 2004. She has also translated several books from the German, including works by W. G. Sebald, Franz Kafka, and Jenny Erpenbeck. Nowhere to be Found, translated by Sora Kim-Russell, was the first of her books to appear in English, and was longlisted for a PEN Translation Prize.

    Deborah Smith's literary translations from the Korean include two novels by Han Kang (The Vegetarian and Human Acts), and two by Bae Suah, (A Greater Music and Recitation). She also recently founded Tilted Axis Press to bring more works from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East into English.

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