DEAL OF THE WEEK
Holt Wins Wolff’s ‘Landslide’
Michael Wolff sold another book about the Trump presidency to Henry Holt. Sarah Crichton acquired North American rights to Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency from Andrew Wylie at the Wylie Agency. It’s the author’s third title about the former president, following his 2018 runaway bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House and the 2019 follow-up, Siege: Trump Under Fire. Holt said Landslide “closes the story of Trump’s four years in office and his tumultuous last months at the helm of the country” and offers “a wealth of new information and insights about what really happened inside the highest office in the land, and the world.” The book, which is embargoed, will publish July 27 and has a first serial set to appear in the July 5 issue of New York magazine.
FROM THE U.S.
McMillan Cottom Goes to Random House
National Book Award–finalist and MacArthur fellow Tressie McMillan Cottom closed a two-book deal with Random House’s Kate Medina and Jamia Wilson. The duo acquired North American rights to Basic, a work about the cultural underpinnings of white identity, and a memoir titled The Vivian from William Morris Endeavor’s Dorian Karchmar. Basic, RH said, is “a paradigm-shifting exploration of how white identity is created, commodified, and disseminated as a dominant cultural, economic, and political force.” The Vivian will examine “contemporary Black motherhood through the lens of McMillan Cottom’s own experiences with her mother and draws upon the history of the Jim Crow South, the post–civil rights movement, and America’s foundational brutality towards Black mothers.” McMillan Cottom is a sociologist and associate professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science.
Kushner Lands at Broadside
HarperCollins’s Broadside Books took world rights to a currently untitled work by Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of, and former senior advisor to, President Trump. Eric Nelson bought the book, slated for early 2022, from David Vigliano at Vigliano Associates. Broadside said it “will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration—and the truth about what happened behind closed doors” and called Kushner “the most consequential advisor throughout President Trump’s presidency.”
Nardone Is Welcome at Random House
For six figures, Marie Pantojan at Random House bought North American rights to two books, at auction, by Mai Nardone. The author, who’s contributed to outlets including Guernica and McSweeney’s, was represented by Massie & McQuilkin agents Rob McQuilkin and Max Moorhead. The first title is a debut linked story collection, Welcome Me to the Kingdom, set in Bangkok. McQuilkin said it stretches over the course of three decades, “before, during, and after the 1997 financial collapse,” and illuminates “greater truths about class, race, and religious belief at the center of a Thai culture buffeted by the economic and cultural headwinds of global capitalism.” Welcome Me to the Kingdom is set for 2022, with the second book, an untitled novel, not yet scheduled.
Clark Lies for Sourcebooks
Julie Clark’s The Lies I Tell was acquired in a North American rights agreement by Shana Drehs at Sourcebooks’ Landmark imprint. The novel is the second thriller by Clark, following her 2020 bestseller The Last Flight (also published by Landmark). The Lies I Tell follows, Landmark said, what happens when the lives of two women collide: a con artist who holds men accountable for their misdeeds by fleecing them, and a reporter who’s spent years trailing her. As the two characters become more intertwined, “it becomes unclear who is conning whom.” The Lies I Tell is slated for a June 2022 release. Mollie Glick at Creative Artists Agency represented Clark.