Sceptre have just published Anne Griffin's debut novel, All That I Have Been, and it has shot straight to the top of the Irish bestseller list! Rights have also been sold to Sally Richardson at St Martin's Press in the US, Delcourt Litterature in France, Kindler in Germany, Minoas in Greece, HarperCollins in the Netherlands and Czarna Owca in Poland. LPA handles rights in selected markets on behalf of Louise Buckley at Zeno Agency.
Menno Schilthuizen's book Darwin Comes to Town has been awarded the Jan Wolkers Prize in the Netherlands. Rights have been sold to Faces Publications in China, dtv in Germany, Crete University Press in Greece, Atlas Contact in the Netherlands, Bazar in Norway, Turner in Spain and CITIC Press in Taiwan on behalf of Peter Tallack at The Science Factory.
Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (Elliott & Thompson) is a major bestseller in the UK, Germany and Italy. Rights have been sold in 28 languages, and 1million copies have been sold worldwide.
Rights to Alex Dahl's debut thriller, The Boy at the Door, have been sold to Albatros in the Czech Republic, City in France, Goldmann in Germany, Gabo in Hungary, Newton Compton in Italy, Planeta in Portugal, Slovensky in Slovakia and Norstedts in Sweden on behalf of Laura Longrigg at MBA.
Tony Kent's debut thriller Killer Intent has been selected for the Zoe Ball TV Book Club. Rights to Killer Intent and to the second novel in the series, Marked for Death, have been sold to Heyne in Germany, Solferino in Italy, Albatros in Poland and Eksmo in Russia on behalf of Tony's UK publisher, Elliott & Thompson.
Rights to Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research that's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini have been sold to DarkSide in Brazil, Ten Have in the Netherlands, HarperCollins in Italy, Saida de Emergencia in Portugal, Circulo de Tiza in Spain, and Fri Tanke in Sweden, on behalf of Peter Tallack at The Science Factory.
Rights to The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley have been sold to City Editions in France, Beltz Verlag in Germany and Het Spectrum in the Netherlands on behalf of Annette Green.
Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney was shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Novel Award. It has also been awarded the Wilbur and Niso Smith Adventure Writing Prize and been chosen as a Richard and Judy Book Club autumn selection.
LPA is handling translation rights on behalf of MBA Literary Agents. Rights to have to date been sold to Aufbau in Germany, Bazar in Norway, Sonia Draga in Poland and HarperCollins Iberica in Spain.
Rights to Becoming Unbecoming by Una (Myriad Editions) have been sold to Arsenal Pulp Press in North America, Autêntica in Brazil, Ca et La in France, Add Editore in Italy, Soul Food Comics in the Netherlands and Astiberri in Spain.
The Chronicles of Amber, Roger Zelazny‘s classic fantasy series, is in development for television. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, and David Alpert of Skybound Entertainment are teaming up with Vincent Newman Entertainment to bring the influential series to the small screen. LPA is handling translation rights in selected markets on behalf of Zeno Agency.