ARTICLE: “10 of the most anticipated crime novels and thrillers of 2017” – inews.co.uk
2017 looks to be a bumper year for crime novels and thrillers, with books from big name authors alongside intriguing debuts and new English translations of international bestsellers. These ten thrilling reads are guaranteed to keep you awake at night.
ARTICLE: “Star Authors Put the Spotlight on Literacy” – Bahamas Tribune (May 27, 2016)
NOVELIST Lee Child, famed for his Jack Reacher thriller series which became a hit movie starring Tom Cruise, was among writers championing literacy at an event last night.
Also featuring were award-winning author Ann Hood, known for her bestselling novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer and The Red Thread., and her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a New York Times Editors Choice; and retreat co-founder Karen Dionne, who debuted the first reading of her novel, The Marsh King’s Daughter, coming summer 2017.
ANNOUNCEMENT: From THE BOOKSELLER (UK): Sphere has signed two books from thriller writer Karen Dionne for a “significant” six-figure sum following a “heated” seven-way publisher auction. Sphere secured UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, but including audio, to the two novels through literary agent Lorella Belli from LBLA, who brokered the deal on behalf of Folio Literary Management.
US rights were sold for a “major” seven-figure sum at auction to Putnam, and international pre-empts and auctions are currently being finalised in 10 translation territories, including Germany, Brazil, France and Poland. CLICK HERE to read the rest of the announcement.
ANNOUNCEMENT: From Publisher’s Marketplace: Founder of Backspace writers organization and Salt Cay Writers Retreat Karen Dionne’s THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER, about how, when a notorious child abductor escapes from prison, his daughter must use the wilderness skills her father taught her to hunt him down before he can kidnap her and her two young daughters, to Mark Tavani at Putnam, in a major deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management.
Rights previously sold to Verus in Brazil, in a preempt, Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark, in a preempt, Juritzen in Norway, De Fontein in Holland, at auction, and Altin in Turkey, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management. Dramatic rights: Sylvie Rabineau at RWSG.