Vardø, coming 2020 from Picador

Here’s some news I’ve had to keep very quiet about…I’ve written a book for grown ups. Two weeks ago, it went out to publishers, and thirteen of them offered on it. Last week, I went to meet five of them, and ultimately decided to sign with Picador. The official announcement is here, and the Bookseller also ran a piece of the front page of the London Book Fair Daily:

Vardø has found a perfect home at Picador, and I can’t wait to get editing!

Rights news

In the past two weeks I’ve had two lovely emails from Elinor, Chicken House’s Rights Director. She’s the wonder responsible for finding homes for THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS across the world.

So far, aside from its initial deals in the US, Canada and the UK, it has now sold in Romania, New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, and most recently – Turkey! This reads like a dream list of travel destinations so I think some visits are in order when the book comes out in these various countries.

Istanbul-Turkey-skylineIstanbul, Turkey