In August A GOOD AMERICAN will be published in the United Kingdom by Fig Tree Books, an imprint of Penguin UK. (Fig Tree also brilliantly published The Help in England to massive success.) I met my lovely editor there, Juliet Annan, several months ago in London. She told me right away that the English edition would have a different cover from the US version.
Much as I love the US cover, I understood and expected this. Every time I go to a bookshop in England I am always struck by how very different book jackets are designed, in comparison to the States. As a general rule, in the UK publishers tend to use more photographs – over here, more oblique designs and illustrations are more prevalent.
Here is what the Penguin UK art department have come up with (complete with fake quote from the Daily Mail!) I’d love to know what you think.