Some of you asked when Ali's book will be available in the USA and UK. Faber Social will publish in the UK on january 7th 2016 (www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Years-Ali-Eskandarian/dp/0571321062) and on march 16th 2016 in the USA (www.amazon.com/Golden-Years-Iranian-Punk-Novel/dp/0571321062). Have a great 2016 everyone!

-OvG

http://www.theskinny.co.uk/books/features/beauty-and-tragedy-ali-eskandarian-golden-years
On the last day of 2015, a five ***** star review in the fabulous online magazine The Skinny: "Eskandarian's new beat and superb account of the pursuit of art will linger with you, ringing in your ears. As Ali himself questions in Golden Years, 'has the past ever been so dead and alive at the same time?' " Read it here: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/…/golden-years-by-ali-eskandarian

-Lebowski Publishers/OvG

http://www.rollingstone.de/reviews/ali-eskandarian-die-goldenen-jahre/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
On the last day of 2015, a five ***** star review in the fabulous online magazine The Skinny: "Eskandarian's new beat and superb account of the pursuit of art will linger with you, ringing in your ears. As Ali himself questions in Golden Years, 'has the past ever been so dead and alive at the same time?' " Read it here: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/…/golden-years-by-ali-eskandarian

-Lebowski Publishers/OvG
Great review in Germany! "Dieser äußerst intensive, hochemotionale und an keiner Stelle langweilige Roman thematisiert auch die Zerrissenheit eines iranischen Migranten in den USA, und er zeigt, wie einsam sich ein Mensch selbst dann fühlen kann, wenn er permanent von anderen umgeben ist. Und er ist ein großer Liebesroman, nur dass es nicht immer dieselbe Frau ist, die Eskandarian zutiefst verehrt... Und es ist stilistisch richtig gut geschrieben (und von Robin Detje übersetzt): Die Sprache ist gleichsam poetisch, wie wild und brutal. Ein Buch voller Leben."

http://blog.literaturwelt.de/archiv/ali-eskandarian-die-goldenen-jahre/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=ali-eskandarian-die-goldenen-jahre
More great news. The great editor Eva-Marie von Hippel just acquired German rights for Ali's novel. Check out the website of Berlin Verlag, publishers of James Salter, amongst many others: http://www.berlinverlag.de/

Breaking news! Lebowski Publishers and literary agent Vicki Satlow are proud to announce that world English rights to Ali Eskandarian’s novel Golden Years were acquired in a preempt by Lee Brackstone, director of Faber Social at Faber & Faber in England, home to many Nobel and Booker Prize winners. Brackstone describes Golden Years as ‘a truly fabulous, unique, blistering novel’. Previously, Lebowski/Satlow made a deal with the fabulous Portugese publisher Marcador, who will publish simultaneously with Faber and Lebowski in the Summer of 2015.

More great news: Lebowski Publishers and literary agent Vicki Satlow sold 'World Spanish' rights of Golden Years to the wonderful Spanish publisher Malpaso. Malpaso combines great classic authors such as Kurt Vonnegut and Kingsly Amis, texts/pamphlets by controversial feminist groups such Femen and Pussy Riot, with music related books (Johnny Ramone, Neil Young). Vamos!

Today we made a deal with a great Romanian publisher: Editura Polirom will publish Golden Years in 2015 as well. Polirom publishes authors such as Thomas Piketty, Kenzaburo Oe, Irvine Welsh and JD Salinger. The saga continues! Here's Polirom's website: www.polirom.ro

Today we made a deal with a great Italian publisher: ISBN Edizioni in Milano will publish Golden Years in 2015 as well. ISBN publishes authors such as James McCain, Will Self, Martin Amis and Richard Brautigan. The saga continues!

-- Lebowski Publishers & Vicki Satlow