Claire Roberts

Global Literary Management LLC 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 16:  Curdella Forbes has won the 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction for her brilliant novel, A Tall History of Sugar.  Many congratulations to Curdella!  
October 9: Anissa Bouziane, author of Dune Song, is guest speaker at The Writer's Center.  Click here for Anissa's talk.
 
October 2:  Rachel Yoder's forthcoming debut, Nightbitch, has a new international publisher:  Eksmo has just bought rights for Russia.
September 14:  J.P. Smith's new novel, The Summoning, has just sold to Sourcebooks, publisher of his two previous novels.   Dreamscape Media, in a separate deal, has acquired audio rights.                               
September 11:  Ann Petry's masterpiece, The Narrows, will be out in a Dutch edition from Atlas-Contact.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 10:  Sleepovers, Ashleigh Bryant Phillips' short story debut, will be published in Italian in 2022 by Bompiani.
 
August 20:  Mark Sennen's new novel, The Sanction, is now out in print format.
August 13:  Anne Tyler's Redhead by the Side of the Road is coming to Japan!  One of Japan's top publisher's, Hayakawa, will publish the Japanese edition.
August 8:  World Literature Today gives Dune Song by Anissa Bouziane a wonderful, long review.  Please click here to read it.
July 28:  The Booker Prize Longlist is out and Anne Tyler is on it for Redhead by the Side of the Road.  Congratulations to Anne!
July 23:  Curdella Forbes has been nominated for the 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for A Tall History of Sugar and Rion Amilcar Scott has been nominated for The World Doesn't Require You.  Congratulations to both!
June 29:  Winner of the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize and finalist for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Rion Amilcar Scott's The World Doesn't Require You will be published in the UK by Head of Zeus.
June 25:  The Gallimard edition of J.P. Smith'sThe Drowning is out to wonderful reviews including one from Le Figaro which calls The Drowning "an excellent surprise."
June 2:  Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler has two new publishers:  Dook will publish in mainland China and Aquarius will publish in Taiwan.
May 28:  Radhika Swarup's forthcoming novel, Civil Lines, will be published in 2021 by one of India's leading publishers, Simon & Schuster India.
May 26:  Ann Petry's classic novels, Country Place andThe Narrows, as well as her short story collection Miss Muriel and Other Stories will be published in German by Nagel & Kimche.  
April 20:  Temporary by Hilary Leichter has two more international publishers:  Polyandria in Russia and Ithaki in Turkey.
April 8: Anne Tyler's Redhead by the Side of the Road will be published in Russian by Phantom Press.
March 24: Leading audio book publisher Bolinda will publish the audio editions of Mark Sennen's Holm & Da Silva series
February 28:  Arche Verlag has bought German rights to Temporary by Hilary Leichter in a pre-empt bid and Spanish rights have sold to Alpha Decay.
February 27:  UK rights to Rachel Yoder's forthcoming debut novel (to be published in 2021), Nightbitch, have sold to Harvill-Secker at auction.  Swedish rights have gone to Norstedts, one of Sweden leading publishers.
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 9: Hungarian rights to Matthew Norman's forthcoming Last Couple Standing have just sold to Maxim.
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.
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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.
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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."

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