Meet Sadie, the high-flying divorce lawyer who ends up putting marriages back together; the Ice Cream Girl, discovered in a superette and transplanted to Hollywood; the seven-year-old Prometheus, who faces death on a daily basis. With a mix of humour and compassion, each story carries the punch of a compacted novel, highlighting those illuminating moments of human connection.
The Conductor has received substantial media coverage since it has been published in Italy and Britain. In Germany, where the novel was published on 6 September, media has already shown notable interest. Under the Links menu are links to recent interviews and reviews: for example, The Guardian, BBC Radio and BBC TV as well as various German radio stations.
Find reviews and articles on The Conductor, as well as interviews with Quigley, in the website Press archive.
German translation of The Conductor published by Aufbau Verlag
Renowned Berlin-based publisher Aufbau Verlag has published Der Dirigent, the German translation of The Conductor. The novel is their lead international fiction title for 2012. Publication coincides with the 70th anniversary of the historic Leningrad concert. Aufbau Verlag
Shortlisting for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012
Sarah Quigley's short story The Crane was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012.
The Conductor wins the Nielsen BookData NZ Booksellers’ Choice Award 2012
The Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award is unique in that it recognises the crucial role booksellers play in promoting books. Booksellers were asked to vote for the book they most enjoyed selling throughout the year.
CZECH RIGHTS SOLD
Czech publishers Jota have bought The Conductor. To be published in 2013.
Sarah Quigley's short story The English Speakers was Highly Commended in the international 2011 Raymond Carver Short Story Award. The story is published in the fall issue of the American periodical Carve Magazine.