Claire Roberts

Global Literary Management LLC 

February 28:  Arche Verlag has bought German rights to Temporary by Hilary Leichter in a pre-empt bid.
February 27:  UK rights to Rachel Yoder's forthcoming debut novel (to be published in 2021), Nightbitch, have sold to Harvill-Secker at auction.
February 13:  Kypseli Publishing in Greece has bought rights to Richard Brautigan's classic novel, The Hawkline Monster
February 10:  Anissa Bouziane's Dune Song has been winning marvelous reviews, with Publishers Weekly calling it "...[an] intense, captivating debut" and Kirkus praising it as "a sophisticated examination of cross-cultural tension at the dawn of the 21st century." 
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January 10:  Canelo has just acquired rights to Mark Sennen's next two novels, withThe Sanction--the first in Mark's new series--slated to publish at the end of April.  
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January 7:  J.P. Smith's new novel, If She Were Dead, is published today.  Publishers Weekly says, "Smith does a masterful job blending multiple story lines...plenty of action, intrigue and surprises."  And Booklist says "...compels attention to the final line."
December 13: Faber & Faber has bought Hilary Leichter's forthcoming debut novel, Temporary, in a pre-empt.
December 10:  Turkish publisher Butik has acquired 3 books by Alan Watts:  Tao; The Spirit of Zen and In My Own Way.
December 9: Hungarian rights to Matthew Norman's forthcoming Last Couple Standing have just sold to Maxim.
November 13:  Herald has bought Romanian rights to Alan Watts'The Book
November 11:  Slovakian rights to Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain have sold to Albatros Media.
October 31:  Chris Cander's The Weight of a Piano has sold to Humanitas in Romania.
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!

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