Exciting things are happening with Annabel. I've signed a UK contract with Jonathan Cape, and there are several translation rights in the works. Here is Cape's UK version of the cover - Cape has kept Anansi designer Bill Douglas's image but has altered the lettering. The book comes out in hardcover in the UK and related territories in early 2011, and I'm excited about it. I had the pleasure of meeting my Cape editor, the poet Robin Robertson, a couple of weeks ago in Toronto, where he was visiting as a trustee of the Griffin poetry prize. He was a good sport, coming straight off the plane to buy a bottle of champagne and drink it with me and my agent, Shaun Bradley, in a toast to Annabel's future success with readers.