About the Book
For 2018, the World Book Night United Artists issued an invitation to read and respond to the short story ‘Watching God’ in the collection Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville. There were many ways in which readers could respond to the text, through word or image, bookbinding, or even raft building. Artists have sent in visual or text responses to the story from Germany, Spain, Sweden, the UK and USA. This artist's book provides 'a tour of the exhibition' in the town hall library & gallery, published as a paperback ‘ur-text’ in keeping with the contents of the town’s library. The title of our book is 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' – the book searched for but never found.