Friday, 2 August 2019
Summer 2019 Update
Sometimes the making of a beautiful thing can take longer than expected.
So it has proved with Another Life.
In order to get the quality of reproduction and paper the specification requires we have had to move printing to Conti Tipocolor in Florence, one of Italy’s finest printers with over 100 years of experience in making fine books. The good news is that this will ensure your copy is every bit as exquisite as its contents demand; the less good news is that we can’t print there until September.
This means one last delay in distribution. Finished copies of the special subscriber’s edition will hopefully now arrive in our warehouse in early November and should be with you before Christmas. You don’t need to do anything to make sure this happens (unless your delivery address has changed, in which case please change it by going to your account page on the Unbound website). Just wait a bit longer…
The Launch party for the book will be held in London in January 2020 and we will be in touch with you closer to the time with further details.
All of us, but most especially Nick, are frustrated not to get the book to you in September, as planned. But we are confident that your patience will be rewarded.
To end with some good news. The extra production time means we’ve been able to include short introductions by not one but two Nobel laureates: Amartya Sen (Nobel Prize for Economics, 1998), one of the world’s most famous and influential economists; and Kailash Satyarthi (Nobel Peace Prize, 2014), a distinguished activists for children’s’ rights.
Here is an extract from Amartya Sen’s foreword, which finally arrived last week:
“This book, which I am privileged to introduce, is the result of Danziger’s extraordinary powers of depiction. It is another milestone for Danziger. He has an exceptional ability to make us see how poverty, marginalisation, victimisation and violence affect thelives of so many people who are just like us but for circumstantial adversities that engulf their lives. Suffering from hunger, dispossession, violence and terrorisation, these clusters of unfortunate human beings become familiar to us – indeed friends of ours – through Danziger’s portrayal.
… In presenting this wonderful new book, I invite readers to appreciate and enjoy the products of Nick Danziger’s visionary care. These are works of elegance and beauty on the saddest of subjects. They reflect achievements of extraordinary power and creativity.”
AMARTYA SEN, 2019
Thanks again for your continued patience.
Nick Danziger & The Unbounders