paul auster – letter from croatian publisher

Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 11:43 AM
Subject: Paul Auster – letter from Croatian publisher

Dear Katherine Cremeans,

I am writing from VBZ, a Croatian publisher of Paul Auster’s titles. We have so far published in Croatian Timbuktu, Mr. Vertigo, The Book Of Illusions, Moon Palace, In the County of Last Things and Leviathan. We would like to publish Auster’s novel Man in the Dark this or next year.
Since we got rights to publish these novels through different agents and subagents I wasn’t sure who to contact in order to try to get somehow in contact with Paul Auster himself and invite him to visit Croatia.
Then I found out Auster is your agency’s client so I hope it’s fine that I’m writing directly to you.
I kindly ask you if you could help us and inform Mr. Auster that his Croatian publisher VBZ would like to invite him to visit Croatia.
We would suggest October 2008 for his visit (although any time convenient to Paul Auster is fine with us) and let me explain why October:
A Croatian theatremaker Borut Separovic, who’s been active on international scene for the last 18 years as an artistic leader of the Montazstroj performance group, has started to work on a project which is a loose adaptation based on the main framework of Paul Auster’s Timbuktu. With Mr. Auster’s consent, Montazstroj performance group would like to keep the title of the novel and would like to hear what Mr. Auster thinks of their interpretation of his novel.
Also, they as well as VBZ, the publisher of the novel, would be delighted if he could accept our invitation to attend the premiere in October or one of the later performances of the piece and have a short reading tour in Zagreb.

Please find attached the letter of invitation written by Montazstroj in which you can also find info on Montazstroj, their artistic leader and their project.

Secondly, I would like to ask you if there is any possibility that we organize a short interview for Croatian leading daily newspaper Jutarnji list with Paul Auster during the Book Festival which is to be held in Prague this June. We were informed Paul Auster would be attending this Book Festival.
We would be thankful to Mr. Auster if there is any possibility that he gives the short interview to the journalist from Jutarnji list. I think it would be the 1st interview with Paul Auster for Croatian press. I must say Croatian readers like Paul Auster, they are familiar with his work and many people here would be happy to read an interview with him in Croatian papers.
No need to say how happy we would be if we could organize his visit to Croatia.

Thank you very much in advance.

Please let me know if there is any way you could help us or should we contact someone else who takes care about publicity inquiries for Mr. Auster.

Thank you very much in advance.

With thanks and best regards,

Sandra Ukalovic
VBZ
editor
Goranska 12
10010 Zagreb
Croatia
Phone +385 1 6235 419
Fax+385 1 6235 418
www.vbz.hr

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