A roundup of circus-related news & such for a rather grey Monday:
THE NIGHT CIRCUS received a starred review from Kirkus. *star-shaped confetti*
THE NIGHT CIRCUS was chosen to be one of the six (6!) books presented on the Book Expo America Editors Buzz Panel. Which is absolutely marvelous, particularly because my editor has a lovely speaking voice.
Note how it is on the adult panel, not the YA one. THE NIGHT CIRCUS is not YA, despite the fact that I am still seeing it mentioned as YA around the internets. It has adults who are young in it. It also has adults who are old and adults whose age is difficult to discern and the story itself covers about thirty years worth of time. The book itself is not YA. It is adult or general or whatever not-YA is called these days.
Also, I saw this once and figured it was just a random, possibly autocorrect-influenced mistake and now I’ve seen it three times so it’s clarification time: THE NIGHT CIRCUS is about magicians* not musicians. I don’t know where that started, or why it’s perpetuating, but no. Not musicians. Magicians.
And I am told from reliable, inside sources that there are circusy things going on at the London Book Fair even as I type.
Oh, and I gave the circus its own website page, I will be gradually adding more info and such over there.
I think that’s it for the moment, but I am certain there will be more to come.
*not even the best term for them, really, but there isn’t a better one.