I’ve got a bunch of images with a great photo library called Trevillion – www.trevillion.com. In the past I’ve sold images for books by John Le Carre, James Lee Burke, Roddy Doyle, Michael Connelly, etc. Monsieur Linh and his child is my most recent cover and is due to be published in the UK on 31st March 2011. The author Philippe Claudel won the 2010 Independent Foreign Fiction prize for his previous novel Brodeck’s Report and has also achieved success as for his BAFTA award-winning film I’ve Loved You So Long starring Kristin Scott Thomas. A good movie.
The photo was taken just before my daughter, Ines, was about to go to a ballet performance. (The worn, painted old floorboards are from my office) She was 6 at the time and looked amazing in her dress and red shoes, very timeless like she could have been from any period in the last few hundred years. The same image has now been used on 2 other covers, (French and Italian I think) and Ines is now saving up her share of the sale towards a trip to the Isle of St Ines in Chile when she is older. She’s doing alright as she’s now been on about 12 book covers!