German rights for Marijke Schermer’s Debris have been pre-empted by Kampa Verlag. Debris follows Emilia, a statistician, wife and mother who seems to have it all. But when a hidden trauma from her past comes to the surface again, she finds herself struggling to cope.
Debris was originally published by Van Oorschot in 2016 and was shortlisted for the ECI Literary Prize 2017, one of Holland’s most important literary awards.
Cornelia Künne, the acquiring editor, said of Debris:
“We here at Kampa Verlag all agreed instantly – Debris is one of the most compelling books we read in a long time. Marijke simply excels in every aspect of her writing, whether it is psychological depth, dramaturgy, suspense – and most of all drawing absolutely compelling characters, with whom we fell in love with immediately. Such a profound and clever book, not to speak of her brilliance in merging nature’s turmoil with the growing tension of her main character Emilia. The secrets that haunt a marriage, and the real meaning of intimacy are themes anyone who has ever been in a relationship can relate to. We are delighted to bring the book to the German reader.”
We’re thrilled to announce that Spanish rights for Marijke Schermer’s Debris have gone to Alfaguara.
Debris follows Emilia, a statistician, wife and mother who seems to have it all. But when a hidden trauma from her past comes to the surface again, she finds herself struggling to cope.
Debris was originally published by Van Oorschot in 2016 and was shortlisted for the 2017 ECI Literary Prize, one of Holland’s most important literary awards. German rights were pre-empted by Kampa Verlag, who will publish in 2019.
The UK paperback for Andrea Carter’s The Well of Ice is out with Little, Brown on 5th April in its smart spring livery. But there is still an icy mystery at its heart… The third in the Inishowen Mystery series and solicitor Ben O’Keeffe has plenty to keep her busy.
We’re thrilled that Sabri Loutah was named as one of The Guardian’s ‘Fresh voices: 50 writers you should read now‘:
“A bestseller in the author’s native France, Savages: The Wedding is the first novel in the Saint-Etienne Quartet. It’s the eve of the presidential election, and it looks as if Idder Chaouch is about to become the first Algerian premier. To some, the “French Obama” holds the promise of a post-racial society based on liberty, equality and fraternity, but not everyone agrees. Exhilarating, sharp-edged, and complex, this is a compelling hybrid of family saga and socio-political thriller.”
“Love, humor and the desire to write…”
In case you missed it, Antoine Audouard on La Grande Librairie.
Elle had a great piece on Marie Roberts (When You Kant Figure It Out, Ask A Philosopher) this week:
Alexandre Mars, one of the New York Observer’s top 20 philanthropists, takes us to the heart of a new revolution: the revolution of sharing. What is the meaning of success if a billion people in the world live on less than a dollar a day? Through these inspiring stories, Mars makes compelling arguments that “purpose the new currency”, and that giving can be painless, simple and impactful.
We are thrilled to announce that C.H. Beck Verlag snapped up the German rights for Preti Taneja’s debut novel We That Are Young. The book that has been published by Galley Beggar Press received nothing but praise and is longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and Jhalak Prize and shortlisted for The Republic of Consciousness Prize.
We That are Young is a modern-day King Lear that burst with energy and beautifully measured rage. The Guardian said about the novel: ‘Brilliant… finally crafted…Taneja has given us that rarest of beasts, a page-turner that is also unabashedly political.’
And The Spectator calls the book ‘A masterpiece’.
Scribner has won NA rights to Violaine Huisman’s Fugitive, which continues to garner top praise in France. It has been shortlisted for the Prix Renaudot and rights have already gone to Fischer in Germany, Bompiani in Italy, De Geus in Holland and Hoja de Lata in Spain.
The portrait of a beautiful, passionate, and mercurial Parisian woman, Fugitive is by turns shrewd, heart-breaking, and bitingly funny.
Adélaïde De Clermont-Tonnerre’s The Last of Our Kind is now out in Spain, published by Roca Editorial.