I will be signing "Fidali's Way" at the Mystery Bookstore booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 25 from 4pm - 5pm, along with fellow authors Victor Gischler, Jan Burke, Michael Koryta, Robert Masello and Christa Faust. The Festival of Books is held on the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles (Westwood). The booth is #411, located in the northwest corner of Zone D, Booth Series 400. Hope to see you there!
George Mastras will be discussing and reading Fidali's Way in Los Angeles on March 24th at 6 pm at Diesel Book Store (in Brentwood). The event is hosted by the Duttons Book Club, but it's open to the public, so please come on down! Diesel Book Store is located at the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, California. See you there!
Fidali's Way, released in Holland in Dutch translation in April, 2009, by our Dutch publisher, De Fontein, under the title "Tranen over Kashmir," was ranked Number Three on the list of Top Ten Best Books of 2009 by book critics of the news magazine NU.nl.
Tranen over Kashmir is available in book stores and online all across Holland, Belgium, and the rest of Europe. Check it out! -- De Fontein Boeken: "Tranen over Kashmir" van George Mastras!
Some of the critical acclaim in Holland for Tranen over Kashmir:
Fidali's Way will soon be released in Danish translation as well in 2010. Stay tuned for more details.
First, No. 5 at Book Soup.... Now, FIDALI'S WAY IS THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER at Diesel Bookstore, another one of the major indie bookstores in California (LA, Oakland, Santa Barbara)!
Check it out for yourself: Diesel Bookstore Bestseller List
Thank you, everyone, for catching on to Fidali's Way!
The Mystery Bookstore, an old landmark of Los Angeles independent booksellers, has selected Fidali's Way as the #2 novel of the year according to the manager's Top Ten List of 2009! Mystery Bookstore is located at 1036-C Broxton Ave., Los Angeles, 90024.
Fidali's Way also made #20 on Diesel Bookstore's "Top 50 Best Sellers List" for 2009! The Brentwood branch of Diesel Books is located at the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, CA, 90402.
George will be interviewed regarding "Fidali's Way" on The Bill Good Show on March 11 at 11:30 AM (PST) on CKNW News-Talk Radio, out of Vancouver, Canada (980 on the AM dial). If you're in radio earshot of Vancouver, please tune in!
Here's a few events coming your way...
March 17th, 12:00 PM: George Mastras will present and discuss Fidali's Way at the Montecito Country Club, hosted by the Montecito Rotary Club. Title of the George's talk: "Kalashnikovs and Kipling: Backpacking in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan on the Eve of 9/11 (With a Very Blond Wife)." Montecito Country Club, 920 Summit Road, Santa Barbara, California.
March 24th, 6:00 PM: George Mastras will read and discuss Fidali's Way for the Duttons Book Group (hosted by author Diane Leslie), at Diesel Books in Santa Monica. Diesel Books is located in the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, California.
April 2nd, 7:30 PM: George Mastras presents and reads Fidali's Way at the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 964 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge, California.
April 25th (time TBD): George Mastras signs Fidali's Way at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, in conjunction with the Mystery Bookstore of Los Angeles. UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, California.
Fidali's Way hit No. 5 on the Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List at Book Soup on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles for the week of February 1 through 7 -- right above Joan Rivers and John Grisham! Book Soup is one of the oldest and leading independent booksellers in Los Angeles. For those who know it, you'll understand -- if any store has got its pulse on the independent book scene in Southern California, it's Book Soup. Thanks to Los Angelinos for spreading the message of Fidali's Way!
What a turnout! Thank you all for coming down to Diesel Bookstore in Los Angeles (Brentwood) on February 5th to celebrate the launch of Fidali's Way! Over one hundred people showed up! I signed some more books for their stock the other day, so if you missed the event and want a signed first edition, head over to Diesel Bookstore at the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, California, 90402, tel. (310) 576-9960. Thanks for all the wonderful support and notes of appreciation!