Jean-Claude Berens| 15 Oct 2018| 0 comments

I am happy to announce that one of my photographs has been chosen for the book ‘Stone Mothers’ from Erin Kelly.

Erin Kelly is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Poison TreeThe Sick RoseThe Burning Air, The Ties That Bind, He Said/She SaidStone Mothers and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. In 2013, The Poison Tree became a major ITV drama and was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2011. He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the top ten in both hardback and paperback, was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, and selected for both the Simon Mayo Radio 2 and Richard & Judy Book Clubs. She has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and written for the GuardianThe Sunday TimesDaily MailNew StatesmanRedElleCosmopolitan and The Pool. Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters.

Erin Kelly – Stone Mothers

Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried.

Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth.

Marianne will do anything to protect the life she’s built: the husband and daughter who must never know. Even if it means turning to her worst enemy…

But Marianne may not know the whole story – and she isn’t the only one with secrets they would kill to keep.

Jean-Claude Berens| 17 Mar 2017| 0 comments

I am happy to announce that one of my photographs has been chosen as the bookcover for a novel from Javier Cercas.

Javier Cercas (born 1962 in Ibahernando) is a writer and professor of Spanish literature at the University of Girona, Spain. He is one of a group of well-known Spanish novelists, which includes Julio Llamazares, Andrés Trapiello, and Jesus Ferrero, who have published fiction in the vein of “historical memory”, focusing on the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.

Javier Cercas - Le mobile

“Le mobile” (El móvil), first and short novel by Javier Cercas published in 1987, and translated in 2016 by Élisabeth Beyer and Aleksander Grujičič for the publishing house Actes Sud, is the story of a man named Álvaro, employed in a law firm who dreams of writing a big novel. Working hard on his novel, he will demonstrate that he is ready to truly subordinate his life to literature.