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Norbert (Webmaster)
News from C.G. Moore
January 29, 2003 07:30PM
here are some news from my friend Chistopher G. Moore.

regards
Norbert (Owner Ibiza Bangkok web)
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Publication of Chinese Editions in Vincent Calvino private eye series

7th November 2002 – Bangkok

For immediate release

Canadian novelist Christopher Moore, once described by the Toronto Globe and Mail as the Hemingway of Bangkok, will have the Chinese language editions of Spirit House and Cold Hit released by Beijing based publisher China Youth Publishing House in December 2002. Spirit House and Cold Hit have been translated into German (Unionsverlag) and Japanese (Kodansha Ltd.). Unionsverlag will also release the German edition of Cut Out in February 2003.

Senior officials at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, have confirmed that this is one of, if not the first, publishing of a major detective series by a living English speaking writer in the Chinese language anywhere in China.

Moore will appear at the Beijing Book Fair in January 2003 to sign copies Spirit House and Cold Hit. National distribution of both titles is planned.

Mr. Christopher Runckel, a former First Secretary at the US Embassy in Bangkok, was instrumental in brokering the rights sale. Mr. Runckel said, “The publishing of the Calvino series by the China Youth Publishing House represents a continued opening to outside ideas by China's young people. This openness is demonstrated by Chinese fascination with the Internet which is growing at a faster rate in China than anywhere else in the world.”

Mr. Runckel, who currently heads www.business-in-asia.com, also emphasized the positive political implications arising out of The Calvino Chinese language right sale, “The way in which the contract negotiations and signing were handled with the China Youth Publishing House readily accepting all the standard international legal protections for the author so quickly following China's WTO agreement demonstrates that Chinese companies and their government's more serious determination to improve copyright protection of intellectual property."

Christopher G. Moore, a former university professor in Canada and England and an Oxford graduate, is the author of 15 novels, four plays, and a Thai language book. He has lived in SE Asia for 14 years, where he collaborated on numerous projects in Bangkok with Hollywood screenwriting legend Stirling Silliphant (Oscar winner for In the Heat of the Night) who was an admirer of Moore’s A Killing Smile. The Calvino series has been optioned for TV and God of Darkness for a feature film. He is married to Dr. Busakorn Suriyakarn, a UN officer, stationed in Bangkok.

Moore's books, notably the five volume Land of Smiles series and the seven volume Calvino detective series, have won him a cult following in Asia where he has been at the cutting-edge of the e-sales revolution in commerce. His web site: www.cgmooore.com draws hundreds of visitors daily.

His first novel His Lordship’s Arsenal is scheduled for re-release in Canada by Subway Press in December 2002.
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