Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Australian books in American bookstores

A couple snaps of books by Australian authors that have managed to find themselves a place on the shelves of American bookstores:

The above photo was taken at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Boswell was recently featured in a Huffington Post article ( about favorite independent bookstores; since it was the closest such bookstore to me, I paid it a visit just the other day. Imagine my delight when I saw Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap in the "Staff Recommendations" section. If you look closely at the label, it describes the book as "Franzen-esque"!

This copy of Gail Jones's Sorry was found in the "Customer Favorites Fiction" section of the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City. Not sure how exactly this title made its way into this section, but I think it's safe to assume that it wasn't based on sales figures! Anyway, nice to see such a fine Australian author featured so prominently in such a prominent American bookstore!

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks per! Well, THE SLAP is certainly a much darker Franzenesque! SORRY is getting some play in publishing circles here, although so far that has not made it into reviews, but one can always hope....