One of the true highlights of having a manuscript published is occasionally getting an email with that golden word, 'Cover', in the header. The following is the utterly beautiful design proof for the Picador UK publication of Burial Rites I received late last year.
I was actually able to meet the very clever artist who put it all together when I was in London in January. You know when you shake hands with someone you admire, but you're so excited and grateful to meet them that you forget to release their hand, and instead stand there, gripping their fingers, for an inapropriate length of time? Well, that happened. Can you blame me? I think it's lovely.