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Weekly Highlights 29th June – 12th July

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Agency! Here are the highlights.

C.J. Tudor won Best Debut Novel at the Strand Critics Awards in New York this week for her brilliant thriller The Chalk Man. C.J. Tudor had three books in the top 20 in Amazon’s Horror and Suspense category last week and The Taking of Annie Thorne was sitting at No. 1 across three categories:  the Classic Horror category, the Horror Fiction Classics category and the Horror Thrillers.

Huge congratulations also go to Annie Ward who was also nominated for the Best Debut Novel Award at the Strand Critics Awards for her spellbinding suspense, Beautiful Bad.

US, UK and Canadian rights to Ashley Audrain’s terrifying, compelling literary suspense novel, The Push, have been snapped up by Penguin Random House / Viking / Pamela Dorman Books in the US and Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in the UK in major deals, and Penguin Random House Canada in a record breaking deal for the Agency. The novel has proved to be an instant success internationally, too. In under two weeks, rights were sold to 17 territories, and three more have been finalised since then. Ashley gave a brilliant interview for the Toronto Star. You can view it here.

C.L. Taylor’s brilliant thriller Sleep is sitting at No. 30 in the Kindle bestseller list this week.

Caroline Mitchell’s crime novel, The Secret Child has sold an outstanding 50,000 copies overall.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was sitting at No. 8 in the New York Times bestseller list last week. Gail was on BBC Radio 4 Book Club with James Naughtie this Sunday answering questions from her readers about her multi-award winning novel.

Last week, Fiona Barton’s The Suspect was at No. 6 in the Globe and Mail Canadian bestseller list last week.

The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher has sold nearly 11,000 copies.

Melanie Golding’s Little Darlings was featured in an article in a brilliant article named “What to Expect When You’re Expecting Evil” in the New York Times this week.

Lesley Sanderson’s The Orchid Girls has been selected for a Kobo ‘Buy One Get One Free Thrillers promotion’ running until 31st June.

On the foreign rights front, Simplified Chinese rights to Stephanie Wrobel’s The Recovery of Rose Gold have sold to People’s Oriental.

Hebrew rights to Holly Bourne’s Is This What You Want? have sold to Kinneret.

Greek rights in The Other People by C.J. Tudor have gone to Klidarithmos.

Lithuanian rights to Robin Morgan-Bentley’s The Wreckage have sold to UAB Balto.