I’m pleased to announce the publication of a brand new book from Daily Grail Publishing, Spirits of Place, featuring essays from amazing writers including Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Iain Sinclair and many others! The book was ‘curated’ and edited by our good friend John Reppion, and is available NOW in various formats:
Limited Edition Hardcover (first 100 of a total run of just 200 copies) , signed by Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Joanne Parker, and John Reppion.
Here’s the blurb, and full list of contributing authors:
Stories are embedded in the world around us; in metal, in brick, in concrete, and in wood. In the very earth beneath our feet. Our history surrounds us and the tales we tell, true or otherwise, are always rooted in what has gone before. The spirits of place are the echoes of people, of events, of ideas which have become imprinted upon a location, for better or for worse. They are the genii loci of classical Roman religion, the disquieting atmosphere of a former battlefield, the comfort and familiarity of a childhood home.
Twelve authors take us on a journey; a tour of places where they themselves have encountered, and consulted with, these Spirits of Place.
Contributing authors: Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Vajra Chandrasekera, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristine Ong Muslim, Dr. Joanne Parker, Mark Pesce, Iain Sinclair, Gazelle Amber Valentine, and Damien Williams. Edited by John Reppion.
The jaw-droppingly beautiful cover of the book is by the amazing Pye Parr.
It’s a fascinating topic, and there’s some highly personal stories of how the ‘spirits of place’* have affected each of the authors. If you like great writing, I highly recommend this one! (And if you want one of the hardcovers, get in fast, because they’ve already started moving quickly just through word of mouth.)
(* Worth noting, given the titles and content of some of our other books, that the ‘spirits’ of this title are not necessarily meant literally, although some of the essays do touch on that aspect.)