Susanna Peden

Glucose Revolution is officially an international bestseller! It is currently at #1 in Australia (Bookscan); #2 in the UK (Sunday Times/Bookscan); #6 in Canada (Toronto Star). Jessie Inchauspé’s brilliant debut has sold in 20 territories so far.

Stephanie Cabot has closed a deal for UK/Commonwealth rights to V.V. Ganeshananthan’s Brotherless Night with Isabel Wall at Viking. Set during the early years of Sri Lanka’s thirty-year civil war, and based on over a decade of research, Brotherless Night is a heartrending portrait of one woman’s moral evolution and a testament to both the enduring impact of war and the bonds of home. US rights are with Random House.

Brit Bennett calls it “a heart-breaking exploration of a family fractured by civil war. This beautiful, nuanced novel follows a young doctor caught within conflicting ideologies as she tries to save lives. I couldn’t put this book down.”

How to Speak Whale, a thrilling investigation into whale science and animal communication by filmmaker and naturalist Tom Mustill continues to attract international attention.

Grand Central won NA rights at auction, while Rowohlt will publish in Germany and Albin Michel in France. Modernista won Swedish rights and Finnish rights are with Aula & Co.

Huge congratulations to Violaine Huisman whose remarkable debut The Book of Mother, translated by Leslie Camhi, published by Virago in the UK, has been longlisted for the International Booker Prize!

The New Yorker called it ‘Enthralling… a marvelous and unsettling début’, and the book was also featured in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021.

 

Jessie Inchauspé’s groundbreaking Glucose Revolution has been receiving some incredible attention from the press ahead of UK publication with Short Books and has shot up to #3 on the overall Amazon list! Following a 3-day serial in The Daily Mail, The Sunday Telegraph ran a cover piece that featured testimonials from members of the @glucosegoddess community, and more is on the way.

Glucose Revolution has sold in 18 territories so far. Simon & Schuster will publish in the US on April 5th.

Phoenix has revealed the stunning UK cover for the “soon-to-be-classic” Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

The buzz is well and truly building, with publications including Stylist, The Daily Mail, BBC News, Essence and The San Francisco Chronicle selecting Take My Hand as one of their “most anticipated reads of 2022”. Glamour calls it “An utterly gripping tale from start to finish… storytelling at its finest.”

Early praise has also been raining in from the likes of Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry (“Magnificent. It is Civil’s determination and resilience that imbue the book with undeniable power and grace. I cheered out loud!” and AJ Pearce (“…impossible to put down. I have absolutely no doubt that this is a story that will stay with me for a very long time”.)

Berkley in the US and Phoenix in the UK will publish in April. French rights are with Le Seuil; Russian with Phantom Press.

You can watch Dolen Perkins-Valdez introduce readers to Take My Hand in the video below: “I hope that as you read this book, you know that my heart is right there along with yours. I can’t wait for you to talk about it.”

 

The Power of Women, a powerful and compelling book by Nobel laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, was released in the UK with Short Books on 2 November 2021.

Ahead of the publication, Oprah interviewed Dr. Mukwege on Oprah Daily: ‘When I think of Dr. Mukwege and all those survivors, I am just in awe of their courage. Their courage arms and nourishes me – obliges me to live my own life with strength and bravery. And you will feel the same if you actually read this book. To not be daunted by the challenges that our comfortable lives throw our way. To stand up for those who can’t find their voices, or whose voices have been silenced, I’d like you to think about it this week.’

Watch Dr. Mukwege and Oprah’s conversation here.

Marie Phillips has a short story featured in episode 750 of the seminal podcast This American Life (over 2 million listeners a week!). The episode features tales about getting from point A to B, and Marie imagines a journey with Charon, ferryman of the Greek underworld, in her story read by Noma Dumezweni. Listen to the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Cartier hosted an exclusive launch party to celebrate the publication of Ramla Ali’s Not Without a Fight: Ten Steps to Becoming Your Own Champion. Guests included Stormzy and Sabrina Elba.

In her debut book, Ali shares 10 key fights both inside and outside the ring, exploring the lessons she learned from them and how they empowered her, before encouraging readers to reflect on their own lives in order to become their own champion.

Not Without a Fight was published in September 2021 by #Merky Books – huge congratulations to Ramla!

We are thrilled to announce that all five novels in Andrea Carter’s Inishowen Mysteries series will be adapted to audiobook by Tantor, an imprint of Recorded Books.

Published by Little, Brown in the UK and Oceanview in the US, the Inishowen Mysteries follow solicitor-turned-investigator Ben O’Keeffe as she helps local police sergeant Tom Molloy solve mysteries that the remote community throws up.

The Sunday Times has said, ‘Carter excels in re-creating the cloistered, gossipy confines of a small Irish village…the Inishowen community where everybody knows everybody else’s business is a fine stand-in for the mannered drawing room society of a Christie mystery.’