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!
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 new polar bear cub born in November at the Brno Zoo has finally been given a name. The name was chosen by tennis player Lucie Šafářová from a list of suggestions, and her apt choice fell on the suggestion sent in by Lenka Skutilová. Congratulations to little Noria and mother Cora! Hopefully Noria will never have to face the iceless world of her namesake. Here is a link to an article about the event in Czech, and here you can find a lovely gallery of Noria herself.
Speculate! podcast has done a triptych of episodes around Emmi’s book Memory of Water. The first is a very thorough and thoughtful review of the book itself, and the second a discussion with Emmi about books, influences and writing. Both episodes are available for your listening pleasure at the Speculate! website: Episode 156 and Episode 157. The third instalment is not out yet, and will apparently be limited to the Patreon supporters of the podcast.
Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community program that selects books focused on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County in the US to engage the public in reading, thinking and discussing the topic. In 2016 the program focuses on climate change, with Emmi’s Memory of Water and Ben Parzybok’s Sherwood Nation as the featured books. Emmi will be working as the Author in Residence, hosting writing workshops and other literary events. You can find more about both novels and the program here.