The 2012 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award-winner has an autographed audiobook for your library! What a great addition to your collection – or perhaps a terrific auction item for your next library fundraiser. Naxos Audio is donating the signed copy of the just-released Boneland, read by actor Robert Powell at the request of Alan Garner himself. for one fortunate public or school library. Plus, two lucky fantasy lovers will win free downloads of the first two titles in the classic Weirdstone Trilogy for their personal collection. Just leave a comment below, either with the name of your library or a note letting me know you’d like to win the download. I’ll leave the window of opportunity open until October 5th for this awesome offer from Naxos. Boneland is Alan Garner’s continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children’s novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. The Weirdstone was published in 1960 (it has never been out of print since), and The Moon of Gomrath followed, in 1963.
Don’t know much about Garner, the man described by Philip Pullman as “the most important British writer of fantasy since Tolkien?” Read Ursala K. LeGuin’s review of Boneland in The Guardian or Alan Garner, a Life in Books by Alison Flood.
Garner’s fans can take a ramble along Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England, where many of his works, including The Weirdstone Trilogy, are drawn from local legends and locations. Watch the 23 minute video here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0122k8h