Korean Thriller Gains Sales Abroad
The Good Girl by Seo Mi-Ae, a thriller that originated in Korea in 2010 and was originally published by Woongjin Thinkbig Co., has sold to Giunti in Italy and Heyne in Germany (after a six-way auction). The thriller follows a Korean psychologist as she starts to notice similarities between a serial killer she is treating and her step-daughter, raising the question, how does a dangerous person become that way? Barbara Zitwer is handling rights for the title.
Italian Suspense Novel Sells in Germany
The suspense novel Fancy Red by Caterina Bonvicini sold to btb for German rights, after previously selling to Mondadori in Italy in a four-way auction. The Italian agency PNLA controls all rights. The novel is about a jewelry expert who finds his wife--the owner of the most precious gem he has ever seen--dead during a holiday in Greece.
Dutch Literary Nonfiction Sells in Germany and Italy
The literary narrative history, Down The Old Roads by Mathijs Deen, published by Thomas Rap in the Netherlands in February, has sold to Dumont in Germany and Iperborea in Italy. The publisher controls all rights. The book connects Europe's prehistory with the Europe of today, and tells the stories of various travelers who lived in the past.
Finnish Goblin Thriller Sells in Czech Republic
Finnish agency Elina Ahlback Literary controls rights to what her agency has claimed is "the world's first goblin thriller." Goblins- Journey Into The Darkness, by Antti Leikas, has sold to Czech house Paseka. The book was originally published in Finland by Siltala. The plot revolves around an author who receives a research grant for a project on goblin studies and subsequently unearths the powers linked to goblins' existence.
French Lifestyle Book on Resilience Sells Widely
Kintsugi: The Art of Healing Wounds by Celine Santini, published last month by French lifestyle publisher Editions FIRST, has sold in several territories, including to Planeta (Spain) and Rizzoli (Italy). Kintsugi refers to the Japanese art of repairing pottery, which has become a metaphor for resilience and repairing one's self. On the author's website, she explains that when she discovered Kintsugi, it was a "real thunderbolt" in her life, and a way for her to express her passions of personal development and healing. Editions FIRST controls rights for the title.