This week, we have another cover art special for you!
In 2019, we published Erik Fosnes Hansen’s Lobster Life, translated from the Norwegian Et hummerliv by Janet Garton. With a title like that, we knew that we needed a cover that would honour the novel’s quirkiness and its blend of comedy and tragedy, as captured in this review:
What a totally brilliant book! Best comedy I have read in ages. It reminded me of The Natives of Hemsö, such a favourite book. Best medicine for the coronavirus blues; I’m telling everybody to read it. It made me laugh and laugh – and then it made me cry.
Sue Prideaux, author of I am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Winner of the Hawthornden Prize 2019.
For a taste of Lobster Life, you can read an extract here, which relates what happens when our young narrator agrees to take a group of hotel guests fishing.
Today we would like to share a few of the runner-up covers with you:
From sourcing images of lobsters to finding inspiration in Wes Anderson’s aesthetic, this was certainly a memorable design process. We would love to hear which design is your favourite – let us know over on our social media accounts! And if you would like the final cover gracing your own shelves, copies are available to order from all good bookstores.