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Norilana Books acquires Catherynne M. Valente


Norilana Books has acquired A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects, a collection of poetry and poetic prose on mythological and folkloric themes from Tiptree Award-winning novelist and poet Catherynne M. Valente (catvalente).

The volume will be published in hardcover and trade paperback as the lead title from the Curiosities Imprint of Norilana Books, in December 2007, in time for the holiday season.

Catherynne M. Valente is the author of novels The Orphan's Tales for which she received the 2007 Tiptree Award, The Labyrinth, The Grass-Cutting Sword, Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams, scholarly criticism, and a number of volumes of poetry on classical themes such as Apocrypha and Oracles: a Pilgrimage. Official website:

Norilana Books is a Los Angeles-based new independent publisher, owned and operated by Vera Nazarian since 2006. With over 80 books in print, Norilana Books specializes in beautifully packaged hardcover and trade paperback classics of world literature, quality fantasy, science fiction, romance and women's fiction, and young adult titles. For more information visit


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