Claire Roberts

Global Literary Management LLC 

October 6:  James Wood of The New Yorker has just given Celestial Bodies a rave review, calling it "...a searching work of fiction...tells the subtle and quietly anguished story of several unhappy marriages." Please click this link to read it.
October 1:  Roca Editorial has just bought Spanish rights to Julie Barton's Dog Medicine.
October 1:  Anissa Bouziane's Dune Song publishes today in the US with Interlink Books.
September 5:  Jokha Alharthi's Celestial Bodies has been named to October's Indie Next list, a list of favorite books chosen by independent booksellers.
August 21:  Anissa Bouziane's novel Dune Song has just been published in a beautiful french edition by Editions du Mauconduit, and France's leading newspaper, Le Monde, praises Dune Song as "Constructed like a puzzle which assembles itself before our eyes, Anissa Bouziane’s book is lifted, feather-like, by a prose both precise and delicate. An epic tale made of strong images where style breathes with force into the immensity of the story’s spaces."
August 16:  Jokha Alharthi's Celestial Bodies has gotten 2 starred pre-publication reviews!  Publishers Weekly calls it an "ambitious, intense novel" and Kirkus says it's "a richly layered, ambitious work that teems with human struggles and contradictions."
June 29:  Anissa Bouziane will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 24th in a panel discussion on "Families in Farway Lands".  The Edinburgh Festival is one of the summer's most important literary festivals and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.  To learn more about Anissa's panel discussion, click on this link.
June 24:  Legendary Canadian publisher House of Anansi has won the auction for Canadian rights to Celestial Bodies!
June 10:  Celestial Bodies has two new publishers:  leading independent publisher Catapult Books has bought US rights at auction, and Australian powerhouse Allen & Unwin has bought rights, also at auction, for Australia and New Zealand.
May 21:  Sandstone Press has another writer who's shortlisted for a prestigious literary prize:  Daniel Shand has been nominated for the Encore Award for Crocodile! The Encore Award is given to the writer of the best second novel.  Click here to learn more.
May 20:  Goldmann Verlag, part of Penguin Random House Germany, publishes the German edition of The Drowning by J.P. Smith!
May 15:  Rebecca Ley has just been shortlisted for the Betty Trask Award for her novel, Sweet Fruit, Sour Land, published by my client Sandstone Press.  This award is one of the most important awards given to a debut author for literary merit.  To read more click here.
Rights to Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, and published by this agency's client Sandstone Press, have sold at auction to Simon & Schuster India for publication in the Indian sub-continent
April 10:  Anissa Bouziane's debut novel Dune Song now has a 4th publisher:  US rights have just sold to Interlink Publishing for publication this fall.  
April 9:  Jokha Alharthi's Celestial Bodies is on the Man Booker International shortlist--one of six books chosen.  To read more click this link
March 20: Sandstone Press and publisher Robert Davidson have been given a wonderful profile in The Bookseller.  Click here to read
March 13Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, published by award-winning publisher Sandstone Press, has been longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize!  
February 28:  J.P. Smith's The Drowning is on the Barnes & Noble Bestseller list!
New England Authors has just done a wonderful interview with Askold Melnyczuk. Please click here to view it.
Gallimard has just bought French rights to The Drowning for its fabled Serie Noire imprint--this will be the second foreign language edition for this novel.
The Drowning is already in its 2nd printing!

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