Week of September 6, 2021
OFFER OF THE WEEK
Harper buys Raskin Memoir
In a global rights agreement, the congressman Jamie Raskin sold his memoirs, Unthinkable, To Lisa Sharkey at Harper. The book, which Matt harper will edit, is slated for Jan. 4 and will, according to the editor, chronicle the tumultuous start to 2021 for the politician, a 45-day period in which he faced the loss of his son to suicide, survived riot on Capitol Hill and went on to introduce an article of impeachment against then-President Donald Trump. The book, subtitled Trauma, Truth and Trials of American Democracy, is, said Raskin, “a labor of love written to capture the dazzling life of a brilliant young man in crisis, whom we have lost forever, and the struggle to defend a beautiful nation in crisis, a democracy that we still have the chance to record. ” Harper added that the book is “in turn the moving story of a father grappling with loss and a vital reminder of the sacrifice, persistence and vision that our constitutional democracy demands of all of us.” Raskin did not use an agent in the case.
Brown’s Atlas sailed to RH
Bestseller Brené Brown (Dare greatly) sold Heart Atlas at Random House Ben greenberg in a North American rights agreement. Endeavor by William Morris Suzanne Gluck negotiated the deal with Greenberg for the book, which is captioned Map the meaningful connection and language of human experience. Random House said that, in work scheduled for November, Brown “takes us on a journey through 87 emotions and experiences that define what it is to be human,” while describing “an actionable framework for meaningful connection.” RH added that the author paints “a universe where we can share and manage the stories of our bravest and heartbreaking times with each other in a bonding way.”
LB visits McKenzie’s “olive grove”
Small, Brown’s Ben georges caught Moses McKenziethe first novel by, An olive grove at the ends, in an agreement on the North American rights of Rebecca Folland from UK publisher Headline. The book follows a young man of Jamaican descent, living in Bristol, England, whose attempt to escape his past as a drug dealer fails when he is blackmailed by his girlfriend’s father. Comparing the author, a 23-year-old Bristol native, to Zadie Smith, George said that McKenzie remembers her “for the vibrancy and invention of her writing and the liveliness with which he brings this neighborhood to life. urban teeming “. Olive grove is scheduled for release in 2022.
Murphy, Simone Team on the plus size series
For the high six figures, Avon’s Mai Chen came before two books in a new romantic series by Julie murphy (Dumplin ‘) and Sierra Simone (the Priest series). John cusick at Folio Literary Management, who represented the author in the Global English Rights Agreement, called the line a “plus-size novel” and said the first book, happy bee, features a 24-year-old adult movie star named Bee Hobbes. In happy bee, the heroine, said Cusick, “finds her chance to love when she faces her crush on the boy group of her childhood in a spotlessly clean holiday movie.”
Coll sells latest book on Afghanistan
Steve coll sold a new book on Afghanistan that will complete the trilogy he started with his 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner, Ghost wars. The currently untitled book, which Penguin Press’s Anne Godoff acquired under a global rights agreement negotiated with an agent Melanie Jackson (which has an eponymous shingle), will continue, explained Penguin, the sequence of events woven through Ghost wars then Direction S, the second volume in the series. In elaborating, the editor said: “With the reestablishment of the Taliban regime and the final collapse of US ambition in Afghanistan, Steve Coll’s panning and investigative chronicle of the US misadventure in Central Asia requires a final volume. . ” The The new book begins with the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and goes through “the fall of Kabul and beyond.”
A version of this article appeared in the 6/9/2021 issue of Editors Weekly under the title: Book offers: week of September 6, 2021