My Spanish publisher has bought the Spanish rights to Spirit
House . They plan to bring it out early in 2008. Ediciones Paidos
Iberica has already published the Spanish edition of Zero Hour in Phnom Penh .
July I am off to Madrid to assist in the promotion of the Spanish edition of
Zero Hour in Phnom Penh . As previously mentioned on this
blog, I have also been invited to attend the 20th anniversary of Semana Negra or Black week. On 6th July, I will board the
‘black train’ in Madrid along with other writers, publishers, journalists, and
artists that will deliver us to Gijon on the Atlantic coast of Spain. There is a
full program involving a lot of writers. The festival
kicks off with the arrival of the black train from Madrid on 6th and ends on
15th July. After the festival, I will fly to Barcelona for media interviews.
That means I have another 6 days to master Spanish. Well, as they say,
good luck. I suspect speaking Thai won’t get me a bottle of beer (perhaps
smashed on my head).
Most likely I won’t have much of a chance to blog
while on the road.
I will return with a report on the Spanish tour at
the end of July.