This book trailer is for Shirley Hazzard's, The Great Fire, winner of the 2003 National Book Award. The book is reported to have taken twenty years to write. Set in post-war Japan in 1947, the book follows Aldred Leith, an intellectual British war hero. The focus of the book is love, and Hazzard has written, love is, 'perhaps the most interesting phenomenon, it's almost like a spell that's cast on us, falling in love, that is. There is nothing else like it in life, and I think it is a central element of existence...'.
This video displays quotes from famous writers including Cormac McCarthy, Mario Vargas Llosa and Orhan Pamuk. It's for a kinetic typography site that will have these quotes in separate videos so it's really just intended to build enthusiasm for the material, which you can't read because it's too fast!
It is all done in after effects apart from the background and logo which are photoshop and illustrator. I drew heavily from the excellent Cinematic Opening Title Redux tutorial over at ae tuts, which is an excellent resource by the way.
The music is 'And the Forest Began to Sing' by Royksopp.
This book trailer is for the novel Three Junes, the first book by Julia Glass and published in 2002. It won the National Book Award in 2002. Katherine Wolff for the New York Times writes, "Three Junes brilliantly rescues, then refurbishes, the traditional plot-driven novel". Julia Glass was born in Boston in 1956 and her other novels are The Whole World Over, I See You Everywhere, and The Widower's Tale.
This is a book trailer for The Corrections, a book by Jonathan Franzen that won the National Book Award in 2001. The book was also a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The plot follows the Lambert family, and the mother Enid's wish to bring the family back together for one last Christmas at their home in Saint Jude. In 2005 The Corrections was listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.