- Fireman-Author as Eyewitness
Viking president Clare Ferraro bought North American, world English, first serial and audio rights to the book from agent Al Zuckerman and plans to publish next spring.
- Search for a Lost Father
North American rights in the novel and a book of short stories were sold by agent Marly Rusoff; foreign rights are being negotiated by Lisa Queen at IMG.
- David Soul Memoir on Way
Soul, who now lives in the U.K. and still makes public appearances, will get together with Carin Davis, London correspondent for People, to write the book, which will tell stories about a host of famous stars and celebrities, according to agent Peter Cox.
- A Guru for the 21st Century
The book was signed with agent Loretta Barrett at her own agency.
- A 'Huck Finn' Love Story
Senior editor Chris Jackson at Crown bought world English rights from agent Victoria Sanders, paying six figures.
- Real-Life Spy Tale for Riverhead
Kolb was preempted by Riverhead editor Christopher Knutsen in a deal negotiated by agents Joel Gotler and Noah Lukeman at AMG/Renaissance.
- China Memoir Goes Transatlantic
A memoir called Lilla's Feast, British writer Frances Osborne's story of her great-grandmother's extraordinary life in China, London, Calcutta and, ultimately, in a Japanese internment camp in China in WWII, made strong sales on both si
- Harper Signs Cornwell for Six
It was HarperCollins General Books president Cathy Hemming who signed the major seven-figure contract with the author's London agent, Toby Eady (Cornwell is represented in this country by the Ed Breslin agency).
- MacDonald, Steele Back at HC
The book was bought from agent Carol Mann.
- Gulf War Memories
Cahill bought world English rights, including first serial and audio, from agent Joe Veltre at Carlisle & Company.
- Sinha Auction Underway
On the heels of its Booker shortlisting, U.S. rights to Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People are currently being auctioned, with agent Carole Blake reportedly entertaining bids from several houses.
- Hot Auction for Indian Novel
Keusch won with a six-figure bid for two books to agent Kim Whalen at Trident Media Group, who reports strong interest already overseas.
- Hersh Signs for Abu Ghraib Book
The world rights deal was signed by the house's CEO, Jane Friedman, with agent Esther Newberg at ICM, and the book will be edited by executive editor David Hirshey for publication this fall.
- Vollmann Back at Viking
The new book, bought from agent Susan Golombfor North American rights, is described as a series of tales that counterpoint the moral decisions made by selected pairs of real-life characters in Russia and Germany during the 20th century.
- Little, Brown Wins Richards Autobio
The deal was brokered by Richards’ manager Jane Rose and literary agent Ed Victor.