Italian Memoir About Hedgehog Friendship Sells in France
25 Grams of Happiness: How A Tiny Hedgehog Can Turn Your Life Around by Massimo Vacchetta, a memoir published in November by Sperling & Kupfer in Italy, has sold to City Editions (France). In the memoir, Vacchetta writes about how he got through a rough patch in his life by taking care of the little hedgehog named Ninna, and later opened a rehabilitation center for hedgehogs. Sperling controls all rights.
Debut Novel by French-Korean Writer Sells Abroad
Paris-based Astier-Pécher Film & Lit controls rights to the debut novel A Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin. The book was first published by Zoé in Switzerland, and sales have been made to Aufbau (Germany), Alianza (Spain), and Book Recipe (Korea). In the book, a young French-Korean woman meets an older cartoon artist in a small resort near the North Korean border, and she becomes increasingly attracted to him.
Bestselling Basque Novel Sells in France
The Hour of Waking Together by Kirmen Uribe, a Basque novel controlled by Pontas Literary and Film Agency that we reported on last March, has now sold to French publisher Le Castor Astral. The book is a bestseller in Spain and in its fourth printing. The novel explores the lives of two figures in an avant garde painting.