July 3, 2009

As I get used to being back in L.A.—in some ways I’ve been gone more than a year and in other ways I forget that I haven’t been here for almost a year– I’d just thought I’d take a moment to do an update on what’s going on with The Night Counter, some of which is pretty exciting.

-There was a heated auction for the German rights to the novel.  It will be released by  Aufbau Verlag, Berlin in spring 2010.  Particularly cool since this auction was going on while I myself was in Germany for the first time completely unaware.  Super, as everyone there says.

The Night Counter Goes To Germany

The Night Counter Goes To Germany

–Amazon has decided to release The Night Counter on Kindle as well, so I can pretend to feel on the cutting edge of technology.

-I’ll be going to Minneapolis on August 8th for a book party hosted by Mizna, which is a great literary journal I have been proud to contribute to.   (Details on http://www.aliayunis.com/events)

-Booklist Magazine gave The Night Counter a very nice review in its July 1 issue, saying “Yunis’ debut is a magical, whimsical read with plenty of humor and heart.” “The Library Journal also reviewed it, and its verdict was: “…a warm, feel-good story of complicated family ties, long-buried secrets, and last-minute surprises….it would be a good selection for book clubs.”


  1. Cool!

  2. Thank you–it was kind of a cool moment for me.

  3. As one of the lucky ones who has already read the novel, it was a fun, funny read and I can’t wait to spread the word!

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