Uncommon Ground – book deal

Chapel Porth © D.Tyler 2014

Chapel Porth © D.Tyler 2014

I’m amazed, grateful and  delighted to be able to announce that Guardian Faber has bought the rights to publish the book I’m working on as part of the Landreader Project. The book will be called “Uncommon Ground – Journeys through the Language of Landscape” and will come out in Spring 2015.

I’d like to thank Sara Montgomery and Laura Hassan at Guardian Faber for seeing the potential in the idea early on and then helping me to develop it into a fully realised proposal. The process of making this book is now a collaboration and I’m really lucky to be able to work with amazing people who are already bringing their skills to my work and making it better. My experience working with Guardian Books on Wild Swim was incredibly positive and their recent link-up with Faber & Faber brings an extraordinary literary heritage and nearly a century of publishing know-how; I can’t think of a better imprint for this book.

In my office I have the first mock-ups of the cover and spreads and every now and then I open them up and glance at the text that reads “words and pictures by Dominick Tyler”, and then I have to remind myself that there’s a lot of work still to be done and there’s plenty of time to be overcome with excitement after I’ve delivered the material.