Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New from Arion Press: The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

As a diehard Shirley Jackson fan, I am very excited about this.  Recently released by Arion Press: The Sundial by Shirley Jackson, with an introduction by Diane Johnson, and with illustrations by Miles Hyman.

Miles Hyman, The Sundial, 2011
Publication details:  "The Arion Press edition format is large octavo, 10-1/4 by 6-1/2 inches, 226 pages plus 56 unnumbered pages for the illustrations, 282 total. The text pages are printed by letterpress from Fridericus type in Monotype composition, with Winchell type handset for display, on Zerkall Book, a German mouldmade paper. The illustrations are printed by four-color offset lithography on McCoy Silk Book. The binding is full cloth with an inset panel on the front cover, with a detail of a sundial in color from the endpaper image, and a spine titling label."

Artist Details:  "Miles Hyman is an American painter and illustrator living in Paris. He is the grandson of the author Shirley Jackson and brings a deep understanding of her life and work to this project. He previously illustrated  Jackson’s famous short story “The Lottery” for an edition published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hyman was born in Bennington, Vermont, in 1962. He attended Wesleyan University and moved to Paris in 1985 to study drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts. For five years he was involved in music, performing with the Choeur de l’Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Barenboïm. As an illustrator he has worked for the French publishers Gallimard, le Seuil, and Hachette, and the newspaper Le Monde. In the United States, his work has appeared in books for Knopf, Viking, and Chronicle Books, as well as The New Yorker and New York Times. His drawings and paintings are exhibited in galleries in France and Switzerland"

Other titles illustrated by Hyman:

You can see much more of Hyman's work at his website.

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