The US version of Emmi’s second novel is set to be released on November 1st. In anticipation Tor.com has published an excerpt from the very beginning of the book, and Harper Voyager has opened up a competition for interested US residents to win a copy of the book, plus a hand-made set of coral jewellery. Go read, and good luck!
I still dream of the island.
I sometimes approach it across water, but more often through air, like a bird, with a great wind under my wings. The shores rise rain-coloured on the horizon of sleep, and in their quiet circle the buildings: the houses grown along the canals, the workshops of inkmasters, the low-ceilinged taverns. The House of Words looks inward behind its high walls. Threads knotted into mazes run in all directions from the House of Webs, and air gondolas are suspended on their cables, dead weights above the streets.
At the centre of the island stands the Tower, smooth and blind. A sun of stone glows grey light at the pinnacle, spreading its sharp ray-fingers. Fires like fish-scales flicker in the windows. Sea is all around, and the air will carry me no longer.
The Weaver is out November 1st in the US.
Emmi’s second novel, The City of Woven Streets has been released June 2nd 2016, in paperback, eBook and audiobook versions. You can buy the book here. The audiobook is hauntingly read by Aysha Kala, and you can listen to a snippet of the first chapter here.
The upcoming weekend is the opening weekend of the Nordic Matters Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, with a plethora of art, debates and workshops. On Saturday Emmi will join Sjón, Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist, and Robert Ferguson, author of Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North, to discuss the effects of our current lifestyles have on the environment.
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Emmi will shortly head over to Riga to promote the Latvian translation of Memory of Water, called Ūdens atmiņa. There are at least two public events, possibly more - we’ll keep you posted on any additions or changes.