Robin Hobb appearances in March: Seattle & France
27 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, US, France
First, Robin will be at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle which takes place from March 1st to the 4th. Her schedule is here at the official site . It sounds like some really exciting things might take place there!
Then, from the 15th to the 21st of March, she will be in France. A more detailed schedule can be seen at J’ai Lu’s Facebook page. Her French readers are super lucky this year, as she will also be at Imaginales in May!
Finnish Fitz and the Fool in the future
26 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, Finland
Fool’s Assassin will be translated into Finnish under the title Narrin käskyläinen.
There is no publication date yet, but the publisher Otava has added the cover to their online database. Only the Farseer and the Tawny Man trilogies have been translated into Finnish previously. For many of Robin’s Finnish readers, this news means a long wait of 12 years is almost over.
This will be the 10th language the Fitz and the Fool trilogy will be translated into. All the existing editions and translations are listed in the wiki.
Roundup of new translations
19 Feb, 2018 filed under: Taiwan, Poland, Denmark, Denmark
Some recent and upcoming translations of the Realm of the Elderlings books:
Fantasy Foundation in Taiwan is publishing the Rain Wild Chronicles in Chinese for the first time starting with The Dragon Keeper which was published in January, with the rest of the chronicles to follow soon.
A Polish translation of Fool’s Quest was released in January as well. It’s a hardcover edition from MAG, and the cover art is by Dominik Broniek.
This pretty Dutch box set edition of the Farseer trilogy was due to be published last autumn, but is seems to be unavailable in online shops. Any Dutch readers here who have managed to get one?
And lastly, with Le Destin de l’assassin set to be published in March, the French translation of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy will be complete. Here’s the cover art for the first edition by Pygmalion.
Gemmell Awards + some interviews
17 Feb, 2018 filed under: Robin Hobb, England/UK, US, Germany
The David Gemmell Awards longlist voting has opened. Assassin’s Fate is listed for the Legend Award and its cover art by Jackie Morris and Stephen Raw is listed for the Ravenheart Award. You can vote here until the 30th of March.
Darkstars Fantasy News published a really good interview to coincide with the rerelease of the German translation of the Farseer trilogy. It’s available in German as well as in English.
The Brave New Words podcast had Robin as a guest some time ago. The episode is #2.25 and the interview starts at 42:38.
To mark the occasion of The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince being released as a paperback in November, HarperVoyager published a blog post about it written by Robin herself.