Anne Landsman (annelandsman.com) is the author of the novel, The Devil’s Chimney (Soho, 1997; Penguin trade paperback, 1999), nominated for four awards including the PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction. Originally from South Africa, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children, and remarks on the setting of her books, “some portion of my heart will always beat in that opposite hemisphere, in the shadow of the Brandwacht mountains, not far from the house with the loquat trees. Some part of me stayed down there. I belong where I am not.” This fall, Soho Press is pleased to publish Anne Landsman’s highly anticipated novel, The Rowing Lesson (Soho Press; November 2007). The Rowing Lesson is poised to again win its author widespread acclaim, and foreign rights have already been sold to Granta in the U.K. and Kwela Books in South Africa. The Rowing Lesson has recently received a great review from “O” magazine and is a booksense (www.booksense.com) pick for December!