The Lora Fountain Literary Agency is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our long-time client and friend, Aline Kominsky-Crumb (1948-2022), who died yesterday at her home in the south of France after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband Robert Crumb, her brother Alex Goldsmith, her daughter Sophie, her son-in-law Simon, and…
EL ACCIDENTE DE CAZA Is Coming!
Planeta have created an excellent trailer for the launch of the Spanish edition of THE HUNTING ACCIDENT! Watch it here. EL ACCIDENTE DE CAZA will be published on 12 January 2022.
More good news about FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER! This fantastic book has won this year’s Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fiction!
Angoulême Prize Nominations
The official selection of nominees for the 2022 Angoulême Festival de la Bande Dessinée has just been announced, and two of our clients’ books are on the short lists! STUCK RUBBER BABY by Howard Cruse (Casterman/First Second) is in the Sélection Patrimoine. And SNAPDRAGON by Kat Leyh (Kinaye/First Second) is in the Sélection Jeunesse 12-16…
Our Clients Are Winners!!!
We are so pleased to announce that University of Queensland Press has been named Small Publisher of the Year 2021 at the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards! And Penguin Random House Australia is Publisher of the Year 2021! Bravos all ’round!
French Rights Sale for THE STORY OF MY TITS!
Les Presses de la Cité have acquired French rights to Jennifer Hayden’s Eisner-nominated and highly praised graphic memoir THE STORY OF MY TITS! According to Editorial Director Frédérique Polet, publication is planned for the autumn of 2022, to coincide with France’s “Octobre Rose” breast cancer awareness month. This is the third sale for this fantastic…
Eisner Nominees and a Winner
It’s San Diego Comic-Con time again in California, and a lot of our clients’ books earned nominations across the categories. The nominees were: Best Publication for Kids (9-12): GO WITH THE FLOW and SNAPDRAGON from First Second; TWINS from Scholastic Graphix Best Publication for Teens (13-17): CHECK, PLEASE #2, DISPLACEMENT, A MAP TO THE SUN…
Back at Number 2!
After sixteen weeks on the New York Times YA hardback bestsellers list, FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER is back up to number two! It just shows you can’t keep a good book down!
MES RUPTURES AVEC LAURA DEAN Longlisted for the Prix Farniente!
More good news in the graphic novel department! Mes Ruptures avec Laura Dean (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me – First Second) by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (published in France by Rue de Sèvres) is on the list of ten graphic novels selected for the Belgian Farniente prize, which will be announced in…
FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER Coming in Dutch!
We are very pleased to announce that Angeline Boulley’s bestselling FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER will be published in Dutch next year by The House of Books! Yet another translation sale for this excellent thriller.