Congratulations to The Sketch Artist for being recognized as an “Important Literary Initiative!”

Happy start of the December holiday season! We have joyous news to share in that The Sketch Artist was recognized by the Shanghai Cultural Development Foundation as an “Important Literature Initiative”! Not only that, it is the only suspense thriller novel to be awarded this year!

Celebrations are in order! Let us thank the author, Teresa Ge, and the translator, Guan Zhong for all of their hard work! The Sketch Artist is our first direct author collaboration on volare, and Teresa Ge was a former police officer, lending a highly realistic air to this novel.

A battle of skill between police and criminal suspects, the only weapon a pencil! See how these young Chinese investigators use intelligence and conviction to restore truth to the world.

One Portrait. Twenty-four sketches. Over ten thousand drafts. More than thirty brutal murders. A single trace of evidence, dozens of tests, over a thousand inferences, six cunning suspects and unique situations…In The Sketch Artist, police sketch artist Zhang Chi and trace specialist Gu Shi walk hand in hand down a dangerous road, confronting a diabolical, hidden villain. Close comrades-in-arms or intimate lovers, when facing life or death it’s all instantly insignificant.

But can these ardent young officers win the respect they deserve? When deadly peril strikes will they have the courage to respond? Can these closely-joined lovers rely on their remarkable special skills to defeat the hidden murderer? Wait and see…

In case you guys haven’t read the The Sketch Artist, we highly recommend it! You can begin following the journey of Zhang Chi and Gu Shi right here.