Hitting the Road for CHAMPION OF THE WORLD …

ChadDundas_1201615026Now that they are final, I’m excited to share the schedule for my smallish book tour in support of Champion of the World. Starting when the book is released on July 12 I’ll be on the road for a week or so reading from and signing the book. If you happen to live near any of these places, I’d love to see you out at an event.

Particularly exciting to me is the “In Conversation” event I’ll be doing with my brother, Zach, at Powells Books in Portland on Thursday, July 14. Neither of us know exactly what that will entail yet, but it should be a good time all the way around.

Here is the full schedule of where I’ll be, and when …

MISSOULA, MT
Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM
Shakespeare & Co.
103 S 3rd Street W
Missoula, MT 59801
*Talk/Read, Q&A, Signing

PORTLAND, OR
Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 PM
Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
*Talk/Read, Q&A, Signing with Zach Dundas

ANN ARBOR, MI
Friday, July 15 at 7:00 PM
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
*Talk/Read, Q&A, Signing with Chris McCormick

BOZEMAN, MT
Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 PM
Country Bookshelf
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
*Talk/Read, Q&A, Signing

GREAT FALLS, MT
Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM
Cassiopeia Books
721 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59401
*Talk/Read, Q&A, Signing

MISSOULA, MT
Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM
Fact & Fiction
220 N Higgins
Missoula, MT 59802
*Talk/Read, Q&A, Signing

‘Champion of the World’ Gets the Kirkus Star

51nHfjWdZJLI am thrilled to report here that the first “long-lead” review for Champion of the World came this week in the form of a starred offering from Kirkus Reviews.

As a person who has looked on enviously at more established writers whose books boasted being awarded the Kirkus star, this is something of a smallish dream come true for me. At the very least a meaningful achievement checked off the list.

Kirkus writes of the book:

 

“Dundas puts together a tightly woven piece of storytelling punctuated by some intriguing close-ups of wrestling when it was taken seriously … the novel has the feel of noir but is rounder and richer than a Jim Thompson outing. Dundas suggests writers known for loosely historical works, such as Doctorow and Chabon, but he features a pared-down, punchy style that goes well with his characters’ basic raw ambitions and emotions.”

Read the entire review here.

Audiobook Rights to Champion of the World Sold to Blackstone Audio

imgresI’m pleased to announce this week that one of the nation’s largest independent audiobook publishers has acquired the audio rights to my forthcoming novel Champion of the World.

Blackstone Audio is based in Ashland, Oregon and offers over 10,000 unabridged audiobook titles, including more than 150 new offerings every month, according to its website. The company has been nominated for a Grammy and in 2014 won two Audie Awards, honors given annually to the country’s top audiobooks.

It’s a thrill to know such respected professionals will handle any audiobook production of Champion of the World.

The rights were purchased at auction. Check back for updates about when and where the audiobook version of Champion of the World will be available.

— Chad