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New Novel based on Hammershoi! by Paula V. Smith on 1 March 2008 2:43am
 
I've spent four years writing a novel inspired by Hammershoi's beautiful work. I greatly enjoyed researching and reading all I could about VH--including Michael Palin's film.

"The Painter's Muse" follows six paintings by Hammershoi(under a fictional name)and the artists, models, private collectors, and art dealers who become involved in one way or another with these haunting pictures.

I completed the manuscript recently and my literary agent in New York is currently in negotiation with publishers. If some of you would like to know more, I'd be glad to post further information about the book as it moves closer to publication.

Does the enthusiasm shown by "Friends of Hammershoi" potentially carry over into reading an art mystery about him?
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by mrsthing on 1 March 2008 3:01am
 
Please keep us posted. It sounds like a really interesting novel--I already want to read it! Best of luck finding a publisher. (My husband is an editor for a technical publisher; that's his standard kiss-off line, but I mean it sincerely.)
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by kisch on 1 March 2008 1:04pm
 
sure it will be very interesting to read ! Good luck with everything.
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by suzulu on 3 March 2008 1:14pm
 
Yes, please keep us posted, Paula. I like art AND mysteries so it should be a good read. Good luck!
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by Paula V. Smith on 16 March 2010 3:17am
 
Here's the latest: My Hammershoi novel will be released next month in Italy by Casa Editrice Longanesi (April 2010) under the title "Il Silenzio della Musa." Translations in Spanish, Russian, and Dutch to follow. Still searching for an English-language publisher!
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by johnnythemonkey on 16 March 2010 1:31pm
 
Well done and good luck Paula.
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by Paula V. Smith on 12 December 2010 2:04am
 
Further news on my Hammershoi novel: It was published in Spanish this month under the title LA MUSA DEL PINTOR by Paula Vene Smith. The publishing house is Ediciones Salamandra, and the book jacket depicts a painting by Vilhelm Hammershoi. I expect it will be available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk in the near future!
 
Re: New Novel based on Hammershoi! by suzulu on 2 January 2011 7:56pm
 
Congratulations, Paula!
 



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