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.
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.
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.