Andy Briggs is at the Hay Festival today, for the launch of his modern-day revamp of the TARZAN franchise: TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY, which brings Tarzan and Jane swinging into the 21st Century. He was also interviewed for the special pull-out section in the Daily Telegraph: The Hayly Telegraph, where he was asked his opinions on the festival, computer games, his favourite children's characters and whether children grow up too fast.
Andy and Faber & Faber UK have also teamed up with EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and are donating a portion of Andy's royalty payments and a donation to the fund for every book printed to the EAZA Ape Conservation Fund. In return EAZA will promote the book to its members (Zoos and Aquaria Europe-wide), who will stock the book in their retail outlets (a rare opportunity for fiction!) and link zoo-based activities to the Tarzan character.
Rights have also been sold in Israel, to Kinneret.
Praise for TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY:
'Tarzan is back with a bloodcurdling roar! An epic re-book of the classic series.' -- Eoin Colfer, author of ARTEMIS FOWL
'CRACKING jungle adventure with the one and only, all- time best eco-warrior, Tarzan.' -- MG Harris, author of THE JOSHUA FILES
'Wow! All the things I loved about the original Tarzan books rebooted for modern-day Africa, with a plot that will whisk you off your feet and swing you through the trees at breakneck speed.' -- Roderick Gordon, author of TUNNELS
'This is a lion-roaring read of an adventure that seized me from the first page and refused to let go.The action is breathless, the characters are enthralling and the environmental message is vital. Tarzan is not only stunningly reborn, he is more relevant today than he ever was.' -- Chris Bradford, author of YOUNG SAMURAI
'A hero that doesn't have special powers, can't do magic, and isn't an angel? Andy's Tarzan doesn't need them; he kicks ass from the moment he appears in the first chapter.' -- David Gatward, author of THE DEAD, THE DARK, THE DAMNED
'An awesome African adventure. The legend of Tarzan is in great hands.' -- Steve Feasey, author of CHANGELING
'A white-knuckle adventure worthy of Burroughs at his best. Andy Briggs' Tarzan is a stunning achievement.' -- William Hussey, author of WITCHFINDER