Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, March 27, 2009
NINE FOREIGN DEALS FOR ELEANOR CATTON'S DEBUT NOVEL, THE REHEARSAL!
- from United Agents' latest newsletter
It's exhilarating to see everything coming together so beautifully for this exceptionally talented writer from New Zealand (she's only 23-years-old)!
Caroline Dawnay signed Eleanor Catton up as a new client last November and Granta quickly pre-empted English rights and Little, Brown then pre-empted US rights.
With a Brazilian pre-empt accepted last week, the list of foreign publishers is now up to 9:
Holland: Ambo Anthos France: Denoel Sweden: Wahlstrom & Widstrand Norway: Oktober Italy: Fandango Spain: 451 Editores Germany: Arche-Atrium Israel: Am Oved Brazil: Record