- Delacorte Gets New Sachar
We described recently how Holes author Louis Sacharsuddenly sprang a new book, a sequel to that huge success, on his agent and former editors, just before Frankfurt.
- A Lawyer's Take on Gay Marriage
Weisbach bought North American rights in the book from agent Fred Morris at the agency of the late Jed Mattes and expects to publish as soon as next spring.
- Lord Archer Released (by HC)
The deal was arranged in London with agent Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown U.K., who said the author had returned the sum he received on signing the $15-million contract with Harper in 2000.
- Who's Townshend to Publish Memoir
Certainly Pietsch has been waiting to announce the world rights deal, reportedly in the seven-figure range and months in negotiation with agent Ed Victor.
- 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.
- Little, Brown Wins Richards Autobio
The deal was brokered by Richards’ manager Jane Rose and literary agent Ed Victor.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.